Updated: Idaho State (4-15) Squares Off with Northern Colorado (5-13)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Idaho State 28 35 63 +8.0
  Northern Colorado 29 49 78 -8.0
Thu, Jan 31 2013, 07:05 PM MST

Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion
Greeley, CO

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Idaho State visits Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion on Thursday to take on Northern Colorado. It gets started at 9:05 EST. The Bengals beat the Bears 86-63 on January 5th and are 5-5 against them over the last four years.

Both Idaho State and Northern Colorado are locked in the 8th spot in the Big Sky.

In their last game, Chris Hansen put up 20 points and 9 rebounds in the Bengals 61-59 loss to Montana State on January 26th. While contributing 3.2 rebounds per game, he also scores 11.3 points per game. The Bears were defeated by Sacramento State 79-72 on January 26th despite 21 points and 6 rebounds from Tevin Svihovec. He is averaging 11.3 points per game and leads the team in assists with 3.3 per game.

Analyzing the differences between the teams, Northern Colorado has the edge in two important areas. The Bears have an advantage over the Bengals in rebounding, with an average of 35 per game to 26 per game. Northern Colorado also has an advantage in scoring, 68 points per game to 53 points per game.

However, turnovers are a strength for the Bengals over the Bears, with an average of 11 per game to their 14 per game.

StatSmack! Idaho State is better than Northern Colorado
  • Neveij Walters is ranked 9th in the Big Sky in blocks.
  • You get an A for effort, but Idaho State has emerged victorious against Northern Colorado the last 3 times they've played.
  • The Idaho State steals leader (Tomas Sanchez) has more steals than the Northern Colorado steals leader (Derrick Barden).
  • The Idaho State blocks leader (Avibakuro Preh) has more blocks than the Northern Colorado blocks leader (Connor Osborne).
ISU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C- Tomas Sanchez 34 10 4 4 1 0 2
D+ Chris Hansen 31 11 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Melvin Morgan 32 12 3 3 1 0 3
D Andre` Hatchett 31 7 4 2 1 0 2
D Neveij Walters 19 5 4 0 1 1 1
D- Sherrod Baldwin 15 4 1 0 0 0 0
D- Brian Hosman 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Nnamdi Ezenwa 20 2 3 0 1 0 1
F Avibakuro Preh 16 2 2 0 0 1 1
F Jakub Kusmieruk 8 3 1 0 0 1 0
F Nick Mason 11 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Andy Harrington 8 3 0 0 0 0 1
F Dejan Kostur 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
UNC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Derrick Barden 30 12 9 1 1 0 1
C Tate Unruh 31 13 4 1 1 0 2
C Tevin Svihovec 29 11 3 3 1 0 3
D+ Tim Huskisson 24 7 4 2 1 1 2
D Connor Osborne 20 5 5 1 0 1 2
D Paul Garnica 18 7 2 2 1 0 1
D Emmanuel Addo 17 6 2 1 0 0 1
D Cody McDavis 6 3 1 0 0 0 1
D Xzaivier James 7 2 1 1 0 0 1
D- Greg Tucker 9 2 1 1 1 0 1
F James Davis 13 2 1 1 0 0 1
F Brendan Keane 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Bryce Douvier 9 3 2 0 0 0 1
F Dylan Elias 9 4 1 1 0 0 1

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1 Weber State 19-12 14-6
2 Montana 17-13 12-8
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2 NAU 15-17 12-8
5 UNC 18-14 11-9
5 Portland State 17-15 11-9
7 EWU 15-16 10-10
7 SacSt 14-16 10-10
9 Montana State 14-17 9-11
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2013-2014 Roster

#11 Nnamdi Ezenwa Sr F 6-6 204
#10 Evann Hall So G 6-4 200
#24 Chris Hansen Jr G/F 6-4 220
#15 Andre` Hatchett Sr G 6-4 185
#12 Ajak Magot Jr C 6-11 225
#25 Erik Nakken Fr G 6-3 175
#55 Avibakuro Preh Sr C 6-9 218
#1 Tomas Sanchez Sr G 6-3 185
#21 Andre Slavik Fr F/C 6-9 210
#32 Justin Smith Fr G 6-5 200
#5 Jeffrey Solarin Jr F 6-4 210
#33 Clint Thomas So G 6-1 185
#13 Scotty Tyler Fr F 6-7 205
#3 Ben Wilson Jr G 6-5 200