The North Dakota Fighting Hawks men's basketball team represents the University of North Dakota NCAA Division I men's basketball. The Fighting Hawks are members of the Summit League. Prior to membership in the Summit, they were members of Division II's North Central Conference and Division I's Great West Conference and Big Sky Conference. The current head coach is Paul Sather.
On July 1, 2018, the school officially joined the Summit League in all sports except for football, in which it will remain a Big Sky member before joining the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2020.
The North Dakota Men's basketball team is the fourth winningest program in the history of NCAA's Division II basketball. North Dakota has a total of 19 Regular Season Championships and 6 Conference Tournament Championships
The Betty Engelstad Sioux Center (The Betty) is an indoor arena located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. It is adjacent to the larger $100 million Ralph Engelstad Arena in the University Village development.
The facility sits on the campus of the University of North Dakota and is used for the university's basketball and volleyball teams. The facility opened in August 2004. It has a seating capacity of 3,300. It features a 24,000-square-foot (2,200 m2) wood floor. In addition to university sports, the arena is used for small concerts and other community events.