It's about 10 minutes from tipoff. Both teams are 2-8. Both need a win.
Northern Arizona is led by freshman Amy Patton (16.1 ppg). No other players in double figures.
Crowd looks to be on the light side tonight. The Northern Arizona coach, Laurie Kelly, is a grad of St. Thomas. Northern Arizona lost Wednesday night at home against Denver, 46-41. Northern Arizona is averaging 56 points a game.
Back with more after the first TV timeout. Pat Sweeney is calling game. He'll be here tomorrow, too, for the UND-Northern Iowa men's game. Then he'll call the UND hockey game tomorrow night. Busiest guy in Grand Forks this weekend.
14:28 remaining, first half, Northern Arizona 10, UND 7
Kayla Bagaason hits a 3-pointer for 3-0 Sioux lead. UND then goes cold for two minutes. Shyla Kuehl has two putbacks. Sioux 3-9 from the field, NAU 4-7.
11:52 remaining first half, UND 13, NAU 10
UND's play has picked up on both ends of the floor the last four minutes. Sioux are 5-for-12 and have a 9-4 rebounding advantage. UND is on an 8-0 run
6:55 remaining first half, UND 21, NAU 17
Sioux hitting some 3-pointers to keep the lead. NAU has hit some easy baskets inside. UND is 5-for-12 on 3-pointers. Sioux shooting 36 percent.
3:58 remaining first half, UND 28, NAU 23
Bagaason's 3-pointer have allowed UND to keep the lead. Sioux play has been up and down the last eight minutes. UND is shooting 41 percent to NAU's 38.
HALFTIME, UND 35, NAU 29
UND is leading due to its 3-point shooting, which is better than its overall shooting. Sioux are 7-for-14 from 3-point land but they're shooting 39 percent overall. Bagaason has 11 points, Mallory Youngblut 6. NAU is pressuring on the perimeter, yet UND is getting quality shots. NAU is content to go inside. At time, UND hasn't defended well in the paint, leading to some easy NAU baskets.
16:38 remaining, UND 44, NAU 34
Strong start for UND in the opening minutes. Sioux have made all three of their shots.
11:58 remaining, UND 49, NAU 36
UND has a grasp on things. Sioux bench is playing well. Reserves have 19 points, led by Nicole Smart's seven. Sioux outrebounding NAU 28-20. Shooting only 39 percent, but 50 percent on 3-pointers.
7:30 remaining, UND 54, NAU 45
Sioux have hit a rough stretch with some costly turnovers, leading to NAU points. UND led by 14 two minutes ago. TV timeout came at a good time.
3:51 remaining, UND 61, NAU 47
Sioux have regained the momentum. Bagaason has 18 points, Shyla Kuehl 11. UND in great shape for third win of the season
FINAL: UND 69, NAU 55
Solid win for the Sioux. Biggest story tonight, the play of UND's freshmen. Kuehl finishes with 11 points, Smart with 7. Bagaason leads the way with 20 points. NAU led by Amy Patton's 23. Sioux shoot 39 percent, but 43 percent on 3-pointers. UND also outrebounded NAU 42-27.