GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Before the 2016-17 season kicked off, the trendy picks in the Big Sky Conference were the Weber State Wildcats and the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.
As the season has moved along, nothing has changed. Many are still picking between the Wildcats and Fighting Hawks to be representing the conference in the NCAA Tournament. On Thursday night, the two teams squared off inside ‘The Betty’, with both looking to gain an edge in the race for the Big Sky title.
Weber State held a five-point lead at halftime, and they stretched their lead to nine early in the second, but they weren’t able to hold off the host Fighting Hawks down the stretch.
Sophomore guard Geno Crandall set a new career-high with 31 points on the night, Quinton Hooker added 22 points of his own, and North Dakota outscored Weber State by 11 in the second half, en route to the 83-77 win. Continue reading RECAP: Crandall, Hooker lead North Dakota to come-from-behind win over Weber State