North Dakota Fighting Hawks men's basketball

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks men's basketball team represents the University of North Dakota NCAA Division I men's basketball. The Fighting Hawks are members of the Summit League. Prior to membership in the Summit, they were members of Division II's North Central Conference and Division I's Great West Conference and Big Sky Conference. The current head coach is Paul Sather.

North Dakota Fighting Hawks men's basketball
2018–19 North Dakota Fighting Hawks men's basketball team
UniversityUniversity of North Dakota
Head coachPaul Sather (1st season)
ConferenceSummit League
LocationGrand Forks, North Dakota
ArenaBetty Engelstad Sioux Center
(Capacity: 3,300)
NicknameFighting Hawks
ColorsKelly Green and White[1]
         
NCAA Tournament Champions
1966*, 1990*
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1965*, 1966*, 1990*
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1965*, 1966*, 1975*, 1976*, 1977*, 1982*, 1990*, 1991*
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1965*, 1966*, 1975*, 1976*, 1977*, 1982*, 1990*, 1991*, 1993*
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1965*, 1966*, 1974*, 1975*, 1976*, 1977*, 1982*, 1990*, 1991*, 1993*, 2000*
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1965*, 1966*, 1967*, 1974*, 1975*, 1976*, 1977*, 1979*, 1980*, 1981*, 1982*, 1990*, 1991*, 1992*, 1993*, 1994*, 1995*, 2000*, 2003*, 2017
*at Division II level
Conference Tournament Champions
2011, 2012 (Great West)
2017 (Big Sky)
Conference Regular Season Champions
2017

On July 1, 2018, the school officially joined the Summit League in all sports except for football, in which it will remain a Big Sky member before joining the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2020.[2]

History

The North Dakota Men's basketball team is the fourth winningest program in the history of NCAA's Division II basketball.

Championships

North Central Conference

  • Champion (18 times): 1927-28, 1933-34, 1934-35, 1935-36, 1936-37, 1953-54, 1954-55, 1964-65, 1965-66, 1966-67, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1981-82, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1994-95

Great West Conference

  • Conference Tournament Champion (2 times): 2011, 2012

Big Sky Conference

  • Regular Season Champion: 2016-17
  • Conference Tournament Champion: 2017

NCAA Division II Regionals

  • Elite Eight Appearances (8 times): 1965, 1966, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1990, 1991
  • Final Four Appearances (3 times): 1965, 1966, 1990

Postseason

Division I postseason results

North Dakota has appeared in one NCAA Division I Tournament. Their record is 0–1.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
2017#15First RoundArizonaL 82–100

NCAA Division II Tournament results

North Dakota has appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament 19 times. Their combined record is 29–22.

Year Round Opponent Result
1965Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place Game
Minnesota–Duluth
Minnesota State–Moorhead
Seattle Pacific
Southern Illinois
Saint Michael's
W 67–57
W 82–57
W 97–83
L 64–97
W 94–86
1966Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place Game
Northern Colorado
Valparaiso
Abilene Christian
Southern Illinois
Akron
W 84–71
W 112–82
W 63–62
L 61–69
L 71–76
1967Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Louisiana Tech
Parson
L 77-86
W 107-56
1974Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Monmouth (IL)
Southwest Missouri State
Saint Cloud State
W 73-67
L 63–71
W 75–71
1975Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Missouri–Rolla
Nebraska–Omaha
Old Dominion
W 72–61
W 84–71
L 62–78
1976Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Nebraska–Omaha
Green Bay
Puget Sound
W 86–74 OT
W 65–61
L 77–80
1977Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Augustana (SD)
Green Bay
Chattanooga
W 71–64
W 45–43
L 52–76
1979Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Green Bay
Nebraska–Omaha
L 48–63
L 75–86
1980Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Western Illinois
Stonehill
L 79–102
L 57–70
1981Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Central Missouri State
Green Bay
W 87–80
L 60–72
1982Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Eastern Montana
Nebraska–Omaha
Cal State Bakersfield
W 59–54
W 83–75
L 65–67
1990Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place Game
Alaska–Anchorage
Metro State
Jacksonville State
Kentucky Wesleyan
Morehouse
W 78–71
W 85–80
W 89–64
L 92–101
W 98–77
1991Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Kearney State
South Dakota State
Virginia Union
W 90–60
W 54–51
L 63–64
1992Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Denver
Saint Cloud State
L 68-73
W 80–60
1993Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Western State
South Dakota
W 80–61
L 64–66 OT
1994Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
South Dakota
Mesa State
L 76-94
W 97-88
1995Regional QuarterfinalsMorningsideL 86-92
2000Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
South Dakota State
Metro State
W 73–67
L 58–82
2003Regional QuarterfinalsSaint Cloud StateL 69–74

NAIA tournament results

North Dakota has appeared in the NAIA Tournament three times. Their combined record is 1–3.

Year Round Opponent Result
1949First Round
Second Round
Hawaiʻi
Texas Tech
W 70–53
L 57–62
1953First RoundSaint Benedict'sL 66–69
1954First RoundSaint AmbroseL 70–77

CIT results

North Dakota has appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) five times. Their combined record is 0–5.

Year Round Opponent Result
2011First RoundAir ForceL 67–77
2012First RoundDrakeL 64–70
2013First RoundNorthern IowaL 66–77
2014First RoundNebraska–OmahaL 75–91
2016First RoundUC IrvineL 86–89OT

List of head coaches

Number Name Tenure
1George Sweetland1904–1907
2David Dunlap1909–1911
3Charles Armstrong1912
4Fred Archer1913
5Thomas Gill1914–1917
6Harry Caldwell1918
7Paul J. Davis1919–1923
8Edgar "Dutch" Houser1924
9Clement W. Letich1925–1943
10Jack West1944
11Red Jarrett1945
12Harold "Cookie" Cunningham1946–1948
13Red Jarrett1949–1950
14Louis D. Bogan1951–1961
15Bill Fitch1962–1966
16Jimmy Rodgers1967–1969
17Dave Gunther1970–1987
18Rich Glas1988–2006
19Brian Jones2007–2019
20Paul Sather2019–present

Arenas

NBA Draft Picks

North Dakota has had four of its players selected in the NBA Draft.

Round Name Year
8Jon Haaven1957
2Phil Jackson1967
10Chris Fahrbach1979
2Jerome Beasley2003

References

  1. "Color Identity: University of North Dakota". October 11, 2015. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  2. "UND officially makes the move to the Summit League, Missouri..." Grand Forks Herald. Retrieved 2017-08-16.
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