Wednesday, January 18, 2012

UND Beats NDSU in Rivalry Game

This involves a future Big Sky team, but allow me to gloat for a minute! As an alum, NDSU is our big rival. We don't like NDSU. So now that the rivalry is starting to get going again (after a few years of hiatus), it is a big win for The University of North Dakota to top North Dakota State University, which they did on Tuesday night, winning 59-54.

Sophomore forward Brandon Brekke (East Grand Forks, Minn.), whose father, uncle and aunt all played in the rivalry at UND, led all players with 17 points to carry his team to a 59-54 victory. The game was the first between the two rivals in Grand Forks in eight years, and drew 7,169 vociferous fans to Ralph Engelstad Arena.
It is an excellent win for the program, and one that will be savored by the players and fans alike.

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  1. Very cool! Congrats!

  2. I was at the game! What a night! About 500 UND students stormed the court after the final buzzer and danced with the players. I sat on my hands the entire game, as it was itense basketball from start to finish, and I was surrounded by obnoxious, arrogant NDSU faithfuls, who never broached the subject that they might lose until 1 minutes was left in the game. What a release of exuberance I had at the end, but the NDSU fans were no where to be found at that point. They were long gone back down from whence they came.