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UMKC Roos @ North Dakota Fighting Hawks

Current Records: UMKC 10-15, North Dakota 15-10

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We've got another exciting Summit matchup on schedule as the North Dakota Fighting Hawks and the UMKC Roos are set to tip at 2:00 p.m. ET on February 10th at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. North Dakota is coming into the match hot, having won their last seven games.

North Dakota scored the most points they've had all season to find success on Thursday. They blew past the Mavericks 99-78. With that win, North Dakota brought their scoring average up to 75.8 points per game.

Meanwhile, UMKC fought the good fight in their overtime contest against the Bison on Thursday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result. They took a 82-78 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Bison. UMKC has not had much luck with the Bison recently, as the team's come up short the last two times they've met.

The Fighting Hawks pushed their record up to 15-10 with that victory, which was their fourth straight at home. Those good results were due in large part to their offensive dominance across that stretch, as they averaged 84.5 points per game. As for the Roos, their defeat dropped their record down to 10-15.

Saturday's contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: North Dakota have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 37.4 rebounds per game. However, it's not like UMKC struggles in that department as they've been averaging 36.5 rebounds per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out.

As for their next game, North Dakota is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 6.5 points. They might be worth a quick bet since they've covered the spread the last three times they've played UMKC.


North Dakota is a solid 6.5-point favorite against UMKC, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Fighting Hawks as a 5.5-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 144 points.

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Series History

North Dakota has won 4 out of their last 7 games against UMKC.

  • Jan 13, 2024 - North Dakota 82 vs. UMKC 69
  • Feb 18, 2023 - North Dakota 81 vs. UMKC 73
  • Jan 19, 2023 - North Dakota 77 vs. UMKC 60
  • Feb 17, 2022 - UMKC 80 vs. North Dakota 65
  • Jan 22, 2022 - UMKC 79 vs. North Dakota 74
  • Jan 03, 2021 - UMKC 77 vs. North Dakota 53
  • Jan 02, 2021 - North Dakota 52 vs. UMKC 45