Who's Playing

South Dakota @ North Dakota

Current Records: South Dakota 7-8; North Dakota 6-9

What to Know

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks lost both of their matches to the South Dakota Coyotes last season on scores of 68-75 and 58-71, so they're hoping to turn the tables this season. North Dakota and South Dakota will face off in a Summit battle at 8 p.m. ET Thursday at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks are out to stop a six-game streak of losses at home.

North Dakota has to be hurting after a devastating 71-49 defeat at the hands of the North Dakota State Bison last week.

Meanwhile, the Western Illinois Leathernecks typically have all the answers at home, but on Saturday South Dakota proved too difficult a challenge. South Dakota wrapped up 2022 with an 80-63 victory over the Leathernecks.

North Dakota is expected to lose this next one by 3. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.

The Fighting Hawks are now 6-9 while the Coyotes sit at 7-8. South Dakota is 3-3 after wins this season, and North Dakota is 3-5 after losses.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Betty Engelstad Sioux Center -- Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $27.44


The Coyotes are a 3-point favorite against the Fighting Hawks, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Coyotes as a 2-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

South Dakota have won six out of their last ten games against North Dakota.

  • Jan 29, 2022 - South Dakota 71 vs. North Dakota 58
  • Jan 10, 2022 - South Dakota 75 vs. North Dakota 68
  • Feb 14, 2021 - North Dakota 85 vs. South Dakota 81
  • Feb 13, 2021 - North Dakota 85 vs. South Dakota 76
  • Dec 10, 2020 - North Dakota 75 vs. South Dakota 71
  • Mar 08, 2020 - North Dakota 74 vs. South Dakota 71
  • Feb 29, 2020 - South Dakota 77 vs. North Dakota 67
  • Feb 08, 2020 - South Dakota 82 vs. North Dakota 68
  • Mar 02, 2019 - South Dakota 78 vs. North Dakota 63
  • Jan 23, 2019 - South Dakota 70 vs. North Dakota 56