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.