WATCH: Bison sweep UND in Summit League openers in WDAY's 10 PM sportscast for Dec. 22

North Dakota State's Rocky Kreuser reaches for a rebound against North Dakota during their basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, in Fargo.
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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.

Zach Staton joined WDAY as a sports reporter in 2018. He grew up in Salem, Virginia loving any sport he could play or watch. Staton graduated from Bridgewater College with a degree in Communication Studies before getting his Master's in Broadcast and Digital Journalism with a Sports Communication Emphasis from Syracuse University.
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