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RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Western Illinois University

Connor Avants and Marlon Stewart each scored a game-high 21 points to lead the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team to a 71-65 Summit League win over Western Illinois University on Saturday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Cortez Seales’ three-pointer with 13.5 seconds left in the game sealed the win for UND. Avants, who was 7-of-11 shooting from …


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RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Purdue University Fort Wayne

Anon Moody scored a career-high 21 points and Marlon Stewart posted a double-double but that wasn’t enough as the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team dropped a 84-73 Summit League decision to Purdue University Fort Wayne on Saturday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Stewart scored 18 points and added a career-best 10 assists for the Fighting Hawks (6-8 …


RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Cortez Seales scored 19 points and had a career-high five steals to lead the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team to a 83-72 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Sunday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Joining Seals in double-figure scoring for the Fighting Hawks (5-5) were Aanen Moody (18), Kienan Walter (14) and Conner Avants (12). Darius Roy …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Minnesota-Morris

Bent Panoam and Elijah Hazenkamp each scored 18 points to lead the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team to a 112-58 win over the University of Minnesota-Morris on Saturday afternoon at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Panoam was a 7-for-11 from the field, including three three-pointers. He also had a game-high five assists, two rebounds and blocked a shot …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky handed the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team its first loss of the season Thursday night in Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., by a score of 96-58. PJ Washington scored a game-high 25 points and added seven rebounds to help the No. 10 Wildcats (2-1) over the Fighting Hawks (2-1). North Dakota was led by …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Northern Arizona University

Geno Crandall scored a team-high 28 points and Dale Jones added 16 points to lead the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team to a 86-81 Big Sky Conference overtime victory over Northern Arizona University on Saturday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Marlon Stewart chipped in 13 points and equaled his career-high with nine assists for the Fighting Hawks (10-17 overall, 5-10 BSC). …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. North Dakota State University

Marlon Stewart, Conner Avants and Dale Jones led the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team to its third straight win, a 86-77 nonconference victory over in-state rival North Dakota State University on Tuesday night in Scheels Arena in Fargo. Stewart scored 20 points and Avants and Jones added 17 each for the Fighting Hawks (7-11). Joining those three in …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Weber State University

Geno Crandall scored a game-high 25 points to lead the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team to a 89-79 Big Sky Conference win over Weber State University on Saturday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Crandall added nine rebounds and eight assists for the Fighting Hawks, who improved to 2-4 in the Big Sky and 6-11 overall. Kienan Walter had …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. North Dakota State University

Marlon Stewart scored 23 points and Geno Crandall added 20 but it wasn’t enough as North Dakota State University topped the University of North Dakota 88-79 on Saturday in men’s college basketball in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. NDSU (4-5) was led by Paul Smith, who scored a season high 30 points. A.J. Jacobson added 12 points for the visitors. Kienan …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. Northland College

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team, behind Cortez Seales’ game-high 20 points, defeated Division II Northland College of Ashland, Wis., 79-48 in an exhibition game Tuesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (3-2) also received 11 points each from Marlon Stewart and Conner Avants. Brandon Galland had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds to …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — NCAA West Regional Tournament: University Of North Dakota vs. University Of Arizona

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a talented University of Arizona squad, dropping a 100-82 decision to the Wildcats Thursday night in the opening round of the NCAA West Regional in Salt Lake City, ending the Fighting Hawks amazing run in the 2016-17 season. The Fighting Hawks (22-10) were led by Quinton Hooker, who scored 25 points, …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota vs. Portland State University

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team clinched its first regular season conference title in 22 seasons with an 82-73 victory over Portland State University on Saturday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Just like he’s done all season, Quinton Hooker led the way for the Fighting Hawks (19-9 overall, 14-4 Big Sky), scoring 29 points against the Vikings (14-15, 7-11), …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota vs. University Of Northern Colorado

Quinton Hooker scored a game-high 26 points to lead the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team to an 87-77 overtime victory over Northern Colorado in Big Sky Conference action Saturday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (13-8, 8-3 BSC) trailed almost the entire portion of regulation, holding only a 4-2 advantage early in the contest before claiming the win against the …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota vs. Idaho State University

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball staged another second-half come-from-behind victory, defeating Idaho State University 89-64 in Big Sky Conference action Saturday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Corey Baldwin led the Fighting Hawks (11-7, 6-2 BSC), scoring a career-high 23 points. UND trailed 36-35 after 20 minutes but outscored the Bengals (3-14, 1-5 BSC) 54-28 in the second half. Quenton Hooker was one of three other Hawks …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota vs. Weber State University

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team, behind strong performances from Gino Crandall and Quinton Hooker, scored a come-from-behind 83-77 win over Weber State University on Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Crandall scored career-high 33 points and Hooker added 22 to lead the Fighting Hawks to the Big Sky Conference victory over the the Wildcats (9-7, 4-1 BSC), …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota vs. Southern Utah University

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team won its third straight game with a 95-65 Big Sky Conference victory over Southern Utah University on Saturday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Quinton Hooker led the Fighting Hawks (8-6, 3-1 BSC) with 23 points. Josh Collins, filling in as a starter for injured Drick Bernstine added 11 points and 7 rebounds. Also scoring in double …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota vs. Northern Arizona University

Quinton Hooker scored a game-high 20 points to lead the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team to a 68-63 win over Northern Arizona University in its Big Sky home opener Thursday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Conner Avants  added 17 points and equaled his career-high with nine rebounds to pace the Fighting Hawks (7-6, 2-1 BSC). Also in double-figure scoring for UND was …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota vs. Presentation College

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team, behind Drick Bernstine’s triple-double, propelled the Fighting Hawks to a 101-63 victory over Presentation College on Sunday in Betty Englestad Sioux Center. Bernstine, one of seven UND players in double figures, had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the 3-0 Hawks. Connor Avants had a season-high 15 points , while UND teammate Gene Crandall led all scorers …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. Mayville State University

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team, behind Quentin Hooker’s 30 points, defeated Mayville State University 94-66 on Tuesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Gino Crandall and Carson Shanks chipped in 11 points each, while Drick Bernstine added 10 and Conner Avants 9. More than 1,600 fans watched UND improve to 2-0. Mayville State fell to 5-1. Check out more photos from Russ …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Basketball Fan Fest

  The University of North Dakota men’s and women’s basketball teams hosted a UND Fan  Fest and Dunk Contest for the public Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons was on hand, and here are some of the images that he captured. Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. University of California-Irvine, March 16, 2016

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team’s season came to an abrupt end Wednesday night in Betty Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks suffered a heartbreaking 89-86 defeat at the hands of the University of California-Irvine in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. UND freshman Geno Crandall scored a career-high 22 points in a game that featured 14 ties and …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. Sacramento State University, February 27, 2016

Quinton Hooker picked up where he left off Thursday (he scored a record-setting 38 points in a victory over Portland State University) with a 34-point performance in the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team’s 97-71 rout of Sacramento State University on Saturday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Hooker was 11-for-12 from the field for the Fighting Hawks, who upped their Big Sky …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. Portland State University, February 25, 2016

It was the Quenton Hooker show Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The junior guard scored a career-high 38 point and surpassed the 1,000-point mark in his UND career as the Fighting Hawks defeated Portland State University 80-77 in a Big Sky Conference men’s basketball contest. Hooker broke UND’s Division I single-game scoring record as the Fighting Hawks, 14-12 overall …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. University Of Northern Colorado, February 20, 2016

Junior Quentin Hooker scored with 26 points, pulled down eight rebounds and had four steals to lead the Fighting Hawks to a 74-73 Big Sky Conference victory over the University of Northern Colorado on Saturday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. UND, 8-6 in conference and 13-12 overall, snapped a three-game losing streak in the series. The Bears, 8-18 overall and 5-9 in the …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. Idaho State, February 4, 2016

It was a milestone game for University of North Dakota men’s basketball players Adam McDermott and Quinton Hooker on Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. McDermott scored a career high 28 points, including eight three-pointers, and Hooker registered the first triple-double in UND’s Division I history — 13 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists — as the Fighting Hawks rolled over Big …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University of Montana, January 16, 2016

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team joined the list of those who haven’t been able to beat the University of Montana this season, falling  65-61 to the Grizzlies in Big Sky Conference action Saturday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Senior Martin Breunig scored the final five points for the Grizzlies (11-6 overall, 6-0 BSC) and finished with a game-high 27. He also …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. Waldorf College, December 1, 2015

Redshirt freshman Geno Crandall made University of North Dakota men’s basketball fans forget about this past weekend’s drubbing at the hands of Northern Iowa, scoring 11 of his team-high 17 points in the second half of a 78-58 win over Waldorf College of Iowa on Tuesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The victory snapped a three-game Fighting Hawk losing streak and put …