The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team will end their stay in Florida on Wednesday, battling Florida International in Miami in a 10-hour incline (CT). Fans can listen Paul RalstonCall from AM 740 The Fan, FM 107.3 and worldwide at this link: http://player.listenlive.co/28991.
Series history against CRF
The North Dakota and Florida International men’s basketball programs have never met in their history. This will be the very first encounter between the Fighting Hawks and the Golden Panthers.
North Dakota lost 77-72 to UT-Martin in the final game of the Paradise Classic on Sunday afternoon. Three-point shooting played a key role in the result, with UND going 4 for 26 for 15.4% from downtown, while UTM had nine of 15 attempts beyond the arc for 60 , 0% three point shot. Deep shooting was not a feature of both programs this season, with North Dakota scoring 41.4% of their pre-game over-arc shots and Tennessee-Martin scoring just 29.1% of their shots. three-point attempts before Sunday afternoon. Caleb Nero was the bright spot for UND, recording their second straight performance of 20 points. Tsotne Tsartsidze almost finished with a double-double, with a career record 13 points and nine boards.
In their two wins this season, North Dakota won with an average of 2.0 points. The Fighting Hawks overcame a 14-point deficit on Nov. 15 to defeat Montana 79-77 in the dying seconds inside the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. After leading by 14 in the second half, UND held on for a 74-72 win over Troy in the Paradise Classic opener on November 19.
* Alec Johnson, UND Athletics