North Dakota State (24-8) and South Dakota State (24-9) Face Off in Summit League Championship

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Summit League Conference Tourney



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  North Dakota State 25 42 67 -0.5
  South Dakota State 29 44 73 +0.5
Tue, Mar 12 2013, 09:00 PM CDT

Sioux Falls Arena
Sioux Falls, SD
Attendance: 6,544
TV: ESPN 2

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North Dakota State squares off against South Dakota State in the championship of the Summit League Tournament at Frost Arena on Tuesday. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. EST and you can see it on ESPN 2. The Bison fell to the Jackrabbits 69-53 on Jan. 26 and are 7-3 against them over the last four years.

In a 55-43 triumph over Western Illinois on Mar. 11, TrayVonn Wright put up 19 points and seven rebounds for the Bison. He leads the team in blocks per game with 1.8 while also putting up 9.9 points per game. In a 72-56 victory over IPFW on Mar. 11, Nate Wolters put up 18 points and five rebounds for the Jackrabbits. He puts up a team-leading 22.5 points per game, 5.8 assists per game, and 1.7 steals per game. Areas of strength for South Dakota State include: effective field goal percentage at 54.1, turnover percentage at 16.1, and defensive rebounding percentage at 75.2.

StatSmack! North Dakota State is better than South Dakota State
  • The North Dakota State blocks leader (TrayVonn Wright, 57 blocks) has more blocks than the South Dakota State blocks leader (Jordan Dykstra, 19 blocks).
  • North Dakota State has an average margin of victory of 14 over South Dakota State in 12 wins since 2005.
  • Lawrence Alexander is ranked 4th in the Summit League in assists.
  • North Dakota State has a better scoring defense (55.5 allowed per game vs. 65.5 allowed per game) than South Dakota State this season.
NDSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Taylor Braun 30 15 5 3 1 0 3
B- M. Bjorklund 27 12 6 1 0 1 2
C+ TrayVonn Wright 27 10 6 1 1 2 1
C+ L. Alexander 0 11 4 4 1 0 3
C Kory Brown 25 5 3 2 1 0 2
C Chris Kading 17 4 3 0 0 1 0
C Mike Felt 20 8 2 1 0 0 1
D+ B. VandenBergh 16 2 2 1 0 0 0
D+ Jordan Aaberg 7 3 2 0 0 0 0
D Jamie Mauch 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Nate Zastrow 8 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Fred Newell 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
SDSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Nate Wolters 0 23 6 6 2 0 2
B- Jordan Dykstra 0 12 8 1 1 1 2
C+ Joshua White 30 10 5 1 0 1 0
C+ Tony Fiegen 0 10 6 2 0 0 1
C+ Brayden Carlson 0 9 4 2 1 0 1
C Chad White 32 10 4 1 1 0 1
D+ Marcus Heemstra 12 4 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Taevaunn Prince 14 4 2 1 0 0 1
D Jake Bittle 13 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Joey Feilmeier 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Zach Horstman 8 2 1 1 0 0 0
D Cory Jacobsen 5 2 0 0 0 0 0

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Summit League Standings

OverallConf
 1NDSU 26-7 12-2
2 IPFW 25-11 10-4
2 SDSU 19-13 10-4
4 Denver 16-15 8-6
5 South Dakota 12-18 6-8
6 Nebraska-Omaha 17-15 5-9
7 WIU 10-20 4-10
8 IUPUI 6-26 1-13
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#44 Jordan Aaberg Sr F 6-9 225
#12 L. Alexander Jr G 6-3 180
#42 M. Bjorklund Sr F 6-8 250
#24 Taylor Braun Sr G 6-7 210
#22 Kory Brown So G 6-4 200
#4 Zach Checkal Fr G 6-3 190
#13 Carlin Dupree Fr G 6-3 180
#3 Mike Felt Sr G 6-3 190
#21 A.J. Jacobson Fr G 6-6 205
#34 Chris Kading So F 6-8 230
#25 Joel Lindberg Jr G 6-2 190
#0 Fred Newell Sr G 5-8 160
#23 B. VandenBergh So F 6-5 215
#40 Dexter Werner Fr F 6-6 235
#32 TrayVonn Wright Sr F 6-7 185