WDAY Saturday SportsFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The NDSU men's basketball team taking on San Diego State as we speak in the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament. Make sure to tune in after tonight’s North Dakota State Class B Championship game on WDAY and WDAZ for full reaction from the Bison in Spokane, Washington.
By: Eric Manlove, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The NDSU men's basketball team taking on San Diego State as we speak in the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament.
Make sure to tune in after tonight’s North Dakota State Class B Championship game on WDAY and WDAZ for full reaction from the Bison in Spokane, Washington.
The North Dakota hockey team is in need of a win.
Plus some help, if they want to make the national tournament.
UND didn't do themselves any favors last night getting shut out by Miami 3-0.
Today they take on Western Michigan for 3rd place in the NCHC Frozen Faceoff.
UND up 1-0 in the first, Troy Stetcher has his shot stopped, but Connor Gaarder right there on the rebound, his second of the game, 2-0 North Dakota.
Former Force goalie Zane Gothberg was fantastic; here he stops a charging Chse Balisy, Gothberg stopped 25 shots, in a shutout effort.
Move to the third, still 2-0.
The defenseman play catch, Jordan Schmaltz blasts one from the point, that deflects off the post and in, 3-0 UND.
North Dakota adds another late, they win 5-0, and do their job, and they will need some help tonight to make the national tournament.
The UND women's basketball team has arrived in College Station, Texas.
North Dakota will play their first ever NCAA Tournament game Sunday night against a tough Texas A&M team.
UND say's they are excited to play, but it's the Texas hospitality that has them happy to be there.
Tim Brewster/UND Head Coach: “It's been a good trip so far, we haven't played a basketball game yet. The other part about it is everybody has been very hospitable to us. Welcomed us with open arms and it's been great.”
Madi Buck/UND Sr. Forward: “First of all the weather is awesome, we left Grand Forks when a blizzard was starting and it's nice to get down here. Everybody has been so welcoming and so inviting. It's really nice to come to a community that loves women's basketball as much as Grand Forks. Everybody has just been super friendly and it's been a lot of fun, the facilities are awesome. It's just been a really fun experience.”
To Minnesota and the Girls Class A title; Win-E-Mac trying to pull their third upset of the tournament and knock off defending champ Minneota.
In the first, the Patriots battled back from an early deficit.
Alayna Espeseth with the rebound and the put back, she had 8, Win-E-Mac up 35-26 at the break.
More Patriots in the second, Madison McKeever continuing her great tournament, hits the outside jumper, 27 for her, and it's a 15 point lead.
The Vikings made it close late but the Patriots make the play of the game; Espeseth saves it from going out of bounds, to Shelby Kaster who finds Korbyn Ross underneath, she lays in a pair of her 17.
For the first time in school history the Patriots are champions; they top the Vikings 61-53.
Korbyn Ross/17 Pts, 8 Rebs in Win: “I kinda had a rough start to the tournament my past two games and I kinda came in knowing that this is it, this is my last one, I have to pick it up and my teammates supported me the whole way through and I owe it to them for everything.”
Madison Mckeever/27 Pts in Win: “We knew we had to keep focusing, we knew we slipped up once we were up 14, kinda slowed down and we should have known they were going to come back but we kept pushing hard and we knew we had to keep our heads up and we're gonna win this game.”
In Class AAA, third place game, Fergus Falls ends their season with a win, 72-62 over Minneapolis Washburn.
Final day of the Division 1 Wrestling Championship's NDSU's Steven Monk already an All-American at 165, had a chance to be the highest finisher in the Division 1 era, Monk down 6-2 entering the third but then gets the pin! Over Nick Sulzer of Virginia; third place finish for Monk.
Former West Fargo Packer Scott Schiller also wrestling for third.
The current Gopher with the single leg takedown in the second, on KyVon Gadson from Iowa State, he wins 9-6.
Monk the highest finisher ever for a Bison, Schiller earns his second All-American honor.
The Minnesota Wild hosting a matinee with Detroit, with the Big Ten Tournament in town.
The home team strikes first, Ryan Suter finds Mikko Koivu in the slot, and the Captain rips his ninth of the year, 1-0 Wild.
Move to the 3rd, Red Wings up 2-1 now.
Charlie Coyle with the penalty shot, he beats Jimmy Howard to tie things up at 2.
Detroit answers back though, Gustav Nyquist with the wrist shot scores.
That's the game winner, 3-2 Wings, Same two in Detroit Sunday.
Grapefruit league action down in the sun of Florida, the Twins taking on the Yankees.
Old friend Jason Kubel fighting for a roster spot; helped his case today, scorches a ball to right field, Kurt Suzuki comes around to score, Twins trail 4-2.
Another guy fighting to go north is Eduardo Escobar, he crushes this pitch to deep right, just a week left in Florida, and decisions are coming.
Twins fall 5-4.