North Dakota @ North Dakota State
Current Records: North Dakota 7-15; North Dakota State 8-13
What to Know
The North Dakota State Bison are 12-4 against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks since December of 2015, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Friday. The Bison's homestand continues as they prepare to take on North Dakota at 8 p.m. ET Jan. 27 at Scheels Center. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'
North Dakota State was close but no cigar on Saturday as they fell 75-73 to the UMKC Kangaroos.
Meanwhile, the Fighting Hawks ended up a good deal behind the Western Illinois Leathernecks when they played on Monday, losing 92-80.
North Dakota State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 8.5-point margin of victory. At 2-4 against the spread at home, they are no cash cow. That said, North Dakota isn't so hot on the road, where they are 3-7.
The losses put North Dakota State at 8-13 and North Dakota at 7-15. Two defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Bison have allowed their opponents to shoot 45.60% from the floor on average, which is the 44th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. The Fighting Hawks have had an even harder time: they have allowed their opponents to shoot 46.40% from the floor on average, which is the 22nd highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. The good news? The teams might be seeing more of their shots fall.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Scheels Center -- Fargo, North Dakota
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Bison are a big 8.5-point favorite against the Fighting Hawks, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as an 8.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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North Dakota State have won 12 out of their last 16 games against North Dakota.
- Dec 30, 2022 - North Dakota State 71 vs. North Dakota 49
- Feb 26, 2022 - North Dakota State 79 vs. North Dakota 53
- Dec 22, 2021 - North Dakota State 86 vs. North Dakota 76
- Jan 16, 2021 - North Dakota 82 vs. North Dakota State 78
- Jan 15, 2021 - North Dakota State 62 vs. North Dakota 45
- Dec 12, 2020 - North Dakota State 53 vs. North Dakota 52
- Mar 10, 2020 - North Dakota State 89 vs. North Dakota 53
- Feb 22, 2020 - North Dakota 71 vs. North Dakota State 68
- Jan 19, 2020 - North Dakota State 83 vs. North Dakota 74
- Feb 06, 2019 - North Dakota State 74 vs. North Dakota 70
- Jan 19, 2019 - North Dakota State 67 vs. North Dakota 65
- Jan 16, 2018 - North Dakota 86 vs. North Dakota State 77
- Dec 09, 2017 - North Dakota State 88 vs. North Dakota 79
- Dec 16, 2016 - North Dakota State 87 vs. North Dakota 70
- Dec 07, 2016 - North Dakota 74 vs. North Dakota State 56
- Dec 11, 2015 - North Dakota State 69 vs. North Dakota 67