North Dakota Fighting Hawks men's basketball

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North Dakota Fighting Hawks men's basketball
2016–17 North Dakota Fighting Hawks men's basketball team
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University University of North Dakota
Conference Big Sky
Location Grand Forks, ND
Head coach Brian Jones (11th year)
Arena Betty Engelstad Sioux Center
(Capacity: 3,300)
Nickname Fighting Hawks
Colors Kelly Green and White[1]
         
Conference tournament champions
2011, 2012 (Great West Conference)

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks men's basketball team represents the University of North Dakota NCAA Division I men's basketball. Beginning with the the 2012–13 season, the Fighting Hawks are members of the Big Sky Conference. Prior to membership in the Big Sky Conference, they were members of Division II's North Central Conference and Division I's Great West Conference. The current head coach is Brian Jones.

History[edit]

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

Championships[edit]

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

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[edit]

NCAA Division II Tournament results[edit]

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

Year Round Opponent Result
1965 Regional 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
1966 Regional 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
1967 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Louisiana Tech
Parson
L 77-86
W 107-56
1974 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Monmouth (IL)
Southwest Missouri State
Saint Cloud State
W 73-67
L 63–71
W 75–71
1975 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Missouri–Rolla
Nebraska–Omaha
Old Dominion
W 72–61
W 84–71
L 62–78
1976 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Nebraska–Omaha
Green Bay
Puget Sound
W 86–74 OT
W 65–61
L 77–80
1977 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Augustana (SD)
Green Bay
Chattanooga
W 71–64
W 45–43
L 52–76
1979 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Green Bay
Nebraska–Omaha
L 48–63
L 75–86
1980 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Western Illinois
Stonehill
L 79–102
L 57–70
1981 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Central Missouri State
Green Bay
W 87–80
L 60–72
1982 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Eastern Montana
Nebraska–Omaha
Cal State Bakersfield
W 59–54
W 83–75
L 65–67
1990 Regional 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
1991 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Kearney State
South Dakota State
Virginia Union
W 90–60
W 54–51
L 63–64
1992 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Denver
Saint Cloud State
L 68-73
W 80–60
1993 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Western State
South Dakota
W 80–61
L 64–66 OT
1994 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
South Dakota
Mesa State
L 76-94
W 97-88
1995 Regional Quarterfinals Morningside L 86-92
2000 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
South Dakota State
Metro State
W 73–67
L 58–82
2003 Regional Quarterfinals Saint Cloud State L 69–74

NAIA tournament results[edit]

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

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

Division I postseason results[edit]

Since joining Division I, North Dakota has appeared in the post season five times, all appearances coming in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). Their combined record is 0–5.

CIT results

Year Round Opponent Result
2011 First Round Air Force L 67–77
2012 First Round Drake L 64–70
2013 First Round Northern Iowa L 66–77
2014 First Round Nebraska–Omaha L 75–91
2016 First Round UC Irvine L 86–89OT

List of head coaches[edit]

# Name Term
1 George Sweetland 1904–1907
2 David Dunlap 1909–1911
3 Charles Armstrong 1912
4 Fred Archer 1913
5 Thomas Gill 1914–1917
6 Harry Caldwell 1918
7 Paul J. Davis 1919–1923
8 Edgar "Dutch" Houser 1924
9 Clement W. Letich 1925–1943
10 Jack West 1944
11 Red Jarrett 1945
12 Harold "Cookie" Cunningham 1946–1948
13 Red Jarrett 1949–1950
14 Louis D. Bogan 1951–1961
15 Bill Fitch 1962–1966
16 Jimmy Rodgers 1967–1969
17 Dave Gunther 1970–1987
18 Rich Glas 1988–2006
19 Brian Jones 2007-

Arenas[edit]

NBA Draft Picks[edit]

Round Name Year
8 John Haaven 1957
2 Phil Jackson 1967
10 Chris Fahrbach 1979
2 Jerome Beasley 2003

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Color Identity: University of North Dakota". UND Office of University Relations. 2015-10-11. Retrieved 2015-10-11.