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UND basketball programs preparing for doubleheader with NDSU on Saturday

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The Fighting Hawks women's team has been dominant against the Bison over the last several seasons.

UND is looking for their 6th straight win against NDSU.

The Fighting Hawks have five players on their roster from the state of North Dakota.

And those players know exactly what this rivalry means to people in this state and the atmosphere it will bring to the Betty.

Now to the men's team where UND looks to hand NDSU their fourth straight loss this season.

The Fighting Hawks are also looking for their first win at home against NDSU since November of 2013.

This rivalry has a historic history dating all the way back to 1905, with UND leading the all-time series 160-133.

There is plenty on the line come Saturday and this team understands the importance this rivalry has in the state of North Dakota.

Both games are at the Betty on Saturday with the women's game starting at 2pm and the men's game tipping at 7pm.

Mark Pearson

Mark is the Sports Anchor at WDAZ. He comes to Grand Forks from his hometown of Grand Rapids, MI. Mark graduated from Butler University in 2016 and started working at WDAZ in July of that year. Mark is the Monday-Friday Anchor for the 6 and 10 O'clock shows. During his time as the Sports Anchor at WDAZ, he has covered events like March Madness, Super Bowl 52, and interviewed many athletes--from kindergarteners to professionals. Mark loves playing and watching sports as much as he enjoys covering them--when he was in high school, he was the captain of his varsity basketball team, and he played on Butler's club basketball team. Mark's favorite part of being a sports anchor is capturing and sharing the moments in sports that connect the community. Aside from broadcasting and reporting, Mark loves when he has the opportunity to be the play-by-play announcer for athletic events. In his spare time, you can find Mark shooting hoops, eating ice cream, or hanging out with his wife, Kelly, and their cat, Stella. Fun fact: Mark loves math so much, he added a math minor, just so he could take more college calculus courses. 

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