banner

College Basketball

more stats

North Dakota State (11-4) at IUPU-Ft. Wayne (12-5)



The Sports Network

DATE & TIME: Thursday, January 9, 7 p.m. (ET)

FACTS & STATS: Site: Gates Sports Center (2,300) -- Fort Wayne, Indiana. Television: None. Home Record: North Dakota State 5-1, IPFW 6-1. Away Record: North Dakota State 5-3, IPFW 4-4. Neutral Record: North Dakota State 1-0, IPFW 2-0. Conference Record: North Dakota State 0-0, IPFW 0-0. Series Record: Series is tied, 8-8.

GAME NOTES: The North Dakota State Bison look to extend a four-game winning streak as they travel to Fort Wayne to face the IPFW Mastodons in Summit League action on Thursday.

North Dakota State is playing like a team on fire at this point of the season, winning four in a row and nine of its last 10. The only loss the Bison suffered in the run was a Dec. 14 matchup with No. 3-ranked Ohio State. NDSU is coming off a 96-45 rout of Mayville State Saturday.

IPFW has won two in a row and six of its last seven contests, sporting a 12-5 overall record as the team gets set to take on its first conference opponent this season. The Mastodons are coming off a 110-74 blowout of Kalamazoo in Fort Wayne.

The all-time series is knotted 8-8 between these two programs. The Bison swept the two meetings with the Mastodons last season, and have won three of the last four against IPFW.

North Dakota State jumped out to an early lead in the contest against Mayville State and never looked back, not trailing once in the game. The Bison were led by Mike Felt, who netted a game-high 30 points in the victory on 10-of-16 shooting from the floor. Carlin Dupree added 13 points and four rebounds, while Marshall Bjorklund (11) and Dexter Werner (10) completed the quartet of double-digit scorers. The Bison didn't allow one Mayville State player to record a point total in the double digits.

Bjorklund is second this season on the team in scoring with 15 ppg, while the Bison are led by Taylor Braun at 18.9 ppg. It was only the second game of the season for Werner, who in two games is averaging 11 ppg and 8 rpg. TrayVonn Wright brings down a healthy 5 rpg for the Bison this season, and is first on the roster with 27 blocked shots. As a unit, the Bison average an impressive 79.8 ppg.

Against Kalamazoo, six Mastodons recorded double-digit scoring numbers as IPFW ran away with a 110-74 victory against the overmatched Hornets. Joe Reed and Luis Jacobo each scored 18 points to pace the Mastodons in scoring, while Mo Evans added 15 on 5-of-9 shooting, all from 3-point range. Steve Forbes netted 12 points and grabbed a team-high five rebounds in the contest, and Pierre Bland added 12 of his own with a team-high nine assists. The Mastodons shot 64.4 percent from the floor in the blowout win.

Jacobo leads the team in scoring this season with 14 ppg, followed by Forbes at 11.5 ppg. IPFW averages 78.8 ppg as a team, thanks to six players averaging over 8 ppg scoring this year. Reed paces the IPFW squad with 5.6 rpg. The Mastodons are shooting 49.8 percent from the floor this season, including 41.1 percent from 3-point distance. They're outscoring their opponents by nearly a 10-point average, holding the opposition to 69.6 ppg.

This matchup promises to be an intriguing one with two of the top teams in the Summit League. Playing at home will have its advantages for IPFW, as its strong scoring defense will be challenged by the Bison.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: IUPU-Ft. Wayne 78, North Dakota State 74

01/09 10:39:00 ET

Other Stories

  • ACC Football Kickoff Show

    Tonight at 7:00 on WRAL-TV

  • US Open Tennis: Men’s Third Round & Women’s Fourth Round

    Tomorrow at 11:00 am on WRAL-TV

  • CFB: NC State vs Georgia Southern

    Today at 12:30 pm on WRAL-FM

  • CFB: Virginia vs. Alabama

    Today at 3:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • Football Friday

    Tonight at 11:35

Scoreboard
Local
12:30pm Today
NCSU
GASO
6:00pm Tonight
DUKE
ELON
 
6:00pm Tonight
UNC
LBRTY
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR
 
8:00pm Tonight
ECU
NCCU
 
1:07pm Today
TOR
NYY
1:10pm Today
CWS
DET
2:15pm Today
STL
CHC
4:05pm Today
PIT
CIN
7:05pm Tonight
BAL
MIN
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
BOS
7:10pm Tonight
KAN
CLE
7:10pm Tonight
CWS
DET
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
MIA
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
PHI
7:10pm Tonight
HOU
TEX
8:10pm Tonight
ARI
COL
8:15pm Tonight
STL
CHC
8:40pm Tonight
SDP
LOS
9:05pm Tonight
SFG
MIL
9:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
9:10pm Tonight
SEA
WAS
1st
MICH 7
APPST 0
 
1st
NAVY 0
OSU 0
 
1st
UAB 0
TROY 7
 
1st
UVA 0
UCLA 0
 
1st
PURD 7
WMICH 0
 
12:30pm Today
NCSU
GASO
3:00pm Today
UMASS
BC
3:30pm Today
NW
CAL
3:30pm Today
NEB
FATL
3:30pm Today
UMO
MARS
3:30pm Today
ND
RICE
3:30pm Today
MIZZ
SDST
3:30pm Today
ALA
WVU
4:00pm Today
AUB
ARK
4:00pm Today
STAN
UCD
5:30pm Tonight
UGA
CLEM
6:00pm Tonight
UNC
LBRTY
6:00pm Tonight
KSU
OHIO
7:00pm Tonight
UF
IDAHO
7:00pm Tonight
OKLA
LATU
7:10pm Tonight
KST
SAUST
7:30pm Tonight
USC
FRES
7:30pm Tonight
MSST
SMISS
8:00pm Tonight
OKST
FSU
8:00pm Tonight
TEX
UNT
8:00pm Tonight
NMU
UTEP
9:00pm Tonight
LSU
WISC
10:30pm Tonight
OREG
SD
10:30pm Tonight
HAW
WASH
6:00pm Tonight
DUKE
ELON
 
8:00pm Tonight
ECU
NCCU
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR