North Dakota opens conference play as well this weekend. They host Montana State for their Big Sky opener.
The Bobcats are coming off a loss to Stephen F. Austin while UND had a much needed bye week after a tough loss to Montana. The extra week of preparation gave North Dakota plenty of time to watch the Bobcats and evaluate their strengths.
"They move a lot defensively, try and create some havoc," said head coach Chris Mussman. "Those are the things we had some trouble with last year on the offensive side of the ball. We just have to make sure we can handle that kind of stuff."
UND and Montana State kick off on Saturday at 2:30 at the Alerus Center.