Tonight, UND takes its nonconference scheduling to a brand new degree.
The Preventing Hawks will tackle No. eight Baylor in Waco, Texas. Baylor would be the highest-ranked opponent UND has performed because the program moved to Division I in 2008.
Baylor is 7-1 after the Bears beat No. sixteen Stanford eighty one-fifty seven on Sunday.
For the sake of comparability, Baylor beat Lamar 121-sixty two on Nov. 10. UND edged Lamar seventy three-70 on Nov. 24.
So, why play a nationwide energy like Baylor?
“We’re enjoying them for a purpose,” stated UND coach Travis Brewster. “We need to see the place we’re at. It will come right down to composure. It may come right down to the little issues, like setting as much as make a cross, setting as much as meet the cross. Can we do this for forty minutes?
“It’s going to be an enormous activity however we’ll go down there and see what occurs.”
UND is four-2 after rallying to beat Northern Iowa eighty-seventy two on Saturday at The Betty. UND already has performed street video games at No. 19 Oregon State this season and at South Dakota State, which misplaced sixty eight-sixty four to No. four Louisville on Sunday.
UND gamers are wanting ahead to the expertise of going up towards one of many prime groups within the nation. Baylor gained the nationwide title in 2012 and the Bears reached the Elite Eight the previous three seasons.
All seven of Baylor’s wins this season have been by 23 or extra factors. Its lone loss was an eighty two-sixty eight setback at No. 7 UCLA
“It is a massive recreation; it is Baylor,” stated UND junior middle Lexi Klabo, who’s averaging 19.7 factors and 10.2 rebounds. “It is going to be enjoyable to go there, compete and have some power.”
After tonight’s recreation, UND returns residence for 3 straight—beginning Saturday towards rival North Dakota State.
First, nevertheless, UND needs to study a number of issues about its recreation at Baylor.
“We all know it’s going to be robust,” stated UND guard Jill Morton. “However will probably be a great probability for us to play at a very excessive degree.”
UND at No. eight Baylor
• When: 7 p.m. as we speak.
• The place: Waco, Texas.
• Radio: The Fan, 1440 AM.
• Data: UND four-2; Baylor 7-1.
• Of word: This might be UND’s seventh recreation towards a workforce ranked within the Prime 25 since 2010. Beforehand, UND has performed No. 21 Inexperienced Bay, No. 20 Iowa State, No. 21 Iowa, No. 15 Texas A&M, No. 23 Iowa and No. 17 Oregon State.