WATCH: Bison sweep UND in Summit League openers in WDAY's 10 PM sportscast for Dec. 22
Conference openers already carry a lot of weight in college basketball.
Adding in rivalries to the mix raises the stakes just a little more.
On Wednesday night, North Dakota State took the first victories in the grudge games against North Dakota, the men winning 86-76, while the women prevailed 67-61.
See the highlights of those games in WDAY's 10 PM sportscast.