Who’s Playing

Western Illinois @ North Dakota State

Current Records: Western Illinois 11-6; North Dakota State 10-5

What to Know

The North Dakota State Bison are 12-1 against the Western Illinois Leathernecks since January of 2016, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success on Saturday. North Dakota State and WIU will face off in a Summit battle at 2 p.m. ET at Scheels Center. The Bison won both of their matches against WIU last season (68-50 and 78-67) and are aiming for the same result this time around.

North Dakota State strolled past the Denver Pioneers with points to spare on Monday, taking the contest 87-69.

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Meanwhile, even if it wasn’t a dominant performance, WIU beat the North Dakota Fighting Hawks 73-68 on Thursday.

Their wins bumped North Dakota State to 10-5 and the Leathernecks to 11-6. We’ll see which team can carry over their success and which team inevitably falls when North Dakota State and WIU clash.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 2 p.m. ET
  • Where: Scheels Center — Fargo, North Dakota
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Series History

North Dakota State have won 12 out of their last 13 games against Western Illinois.

  • Jan 03, 2021 – North Dakota State 78 vs. Western Illinois 67
  • Jan 02, 2021 – North Dakota State 68 vs. Western Illinois 50
  • Jan 30, 2020 – North Dakota State 70 vs. Western Illinois 49
  • Jan 02, 2020 – North Dakota State 94 vs. Western Illinois 74
  • Mar 11, 2019 – North Dakota State 76 vs. Western Illinois 73
  • Feb 02, 2019 – North Dakota State 78 vs. Western Illinois 76
  • Jan 10, 2019 – North Dakota State 85 vs. Western Illinois 69
  • Feb 22, 2018 – Western Illinois 82 vs. North Dakota State 74
  • Jan 27, 2018 – North Dakota State 80 vs. Western Illinois 69
  • Feb 18, 2017 – North Dakota State 100 vs. Western Illinois 91
  • Jan 21, 2017 – North Dakota State 89 vs. Western Illinois 57
  • Feb 17, 2016 – North Dakota State 63 vs. Western Illinois 54
  • Jan 23, 2016 – North Dakota State 65 vs. Western Illinois 52
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