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Bison Video Blog: NDSU women fall flat, SDSU men move on

The Bison women have their tournament run end early, the Bison men hit the floor tonight.

Summit League video blog
Mike McFeely, Dom Izzo and Jeff Kolpack recap the day at the Summit League Basketball Tournament in Sioux Falls.

Survive and advance. Those are the words of March in college basketball.

Those words hit like a punch in the face for the North Dakota State women's basketball team, which saw its Summit League Tournament end before it could really begin, losing 71-64 to tenth seeded Kansas City Saturday afternoon.

The second-seeded Bison, the highest seed NDSU has earned since entering the Summit League, fell behind by as many as 16 points in the second half. They trimmed the game to a two deficit, 56-54 entering the fourth quarter, but the Roos held the Bison to just ten fourth quarter points.

NDSU's season is likely not over at 18-11, with a second place finish and a likely berth coming to the WNIT. That field is selected on Sunday, March 12th, after the 68-team NCAA Tournament field comes out.

The University of North Dakota men's basketball team had its season end, falling 96-80 to Oral Roberts. Freshman BJ Omot led the Fighting Hawks with 15 points, Treysen Eaglestaff had 11.


UND finished the 2022-23 season with a mark of 13-20.

The NDSU men hit the floor Sunday night to match up with South Dakota at 8:30. The Bison split the regular season with the Coyotes, winning in Fargo and losing in Vermillion.

WDAY's Dom Izzo is joined by The Forum's Jeff Kolpack and Mike McFeely to recap the day in Sioux Falls.

The 2023 Summit League Basketball Championship
Emily Behnke (20) of the North Dakota State Bison shows emotion after their close loss against Kansas City at the Summit League women's basketball tournament Saturday, March 4, 2023, at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.
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Dom Izzo is the Sports Director at WDAY-TV. He began working for WDAY in 2006 as the weekend sports anchor and was promoted to Sports Director in 2010.
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