RENO, Nev. (AP) North Dakota senior guard Quenton Hooker remembers how tough it was to lose to Weber State as a freshman in the 2012 Big Sky Conference Tournament.
He also remembers it as a sophomore and as a junior.
"Ever since my freshman year, they've always been the team to knock us out," Hooker said. "I remember seeing them celebrate in their home gym. I remember leaving and thinking, `I want that. We want that. This program deserves that.' It took some ups and downs. but to do that (win the championship), it really is special."