GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota men's basketball team is set for its inaugural game in the Big Sky Conference.

UND will open conference play on the road Monday at Southern Utah, which is also playing its first game in the Division I conference.

Coach Brian Jones' team will play its first Big Sky home game on Dec. 21 against Northern Colorado.

UND has a 2-6 record on the season.

The Big Sky will be the third conference that UND will be affiliated with since the program begin in 1904. The team was a member of the Division II North Central Conference from 1922 to 2008.

UND played the last three seasons in the Division I Great West Conference, although the Grand Forks school was not eligible for playoffs.