Idaho State (4-16) Battles North Dakota (8-12)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Idaho State 22 30 52 +7.0
  North Dakota 33 36 69 -7.0
Sat, Feb 02 2013, 01:00 PM MST

Sioux Center
Grand Forks, ND
Attendance: 1,959

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On Saturday, Idaho State heads to Sioux Center to take on North Dakota. Tip-off occurs at 3:00 EST. The Bengals fell to the Fighting Sioux 66-53 on January 3rd and are 1-2 against them over the last four years.

Idaho State is in 10th place in the conference, North Dakota is in 5th place. Idaho State is looking to recover from having lost four games in a row.

In their last match-up, Melvin Morgan finished with 18 points in the Bengals 78-63 loss against Northern Colorado on January 31st. His 12.2 points per game is the highest mark on the team. For the Fighting Sioux, Josh Schuler finished with 12 points and 5 rebounds in the 66-51 loss to Weber State on January 31st. He contributes 1.9 rebounds per game in addition to his 9.2 points per game.

Comparing team stats, North Dakota looks to have the edge in two significant categories. One concern is scoring, where the Fighting Sioux hold the advantage over the Bengals, 66 points per game to 53 points per game. North Dakota also has an advantage in rebounding, 32 per game to 26 per game.

StatSmack! Idaho State is better than North Dakota
  • Melvin Morgan is ranked 6th in the Big Sky in steals.
  • The Idaho State three-point leader (Chris Hansen) has more three-pointers than the North Dakota three-point leader (Aaron Anderson).
  • Tomas Sanchez is ranked 6th in the Big Sky in assists and 4th in the Big Sky in steals.
  • Chris Hansen is ranked 3rd in the Big Sky in three-pointers and 5th in the Big Sky in steals.
ISU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C- Tomas Sanchez 34 10 4 3 1 0 2
D+ Melvin Morgan 32 12 3 3 1 0 3
D+ Chris Hansen 31 11 3 1 1 0 1
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 1 0 0 1
D- Brian Hosman 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Nnamdi Ezenwa 20 2 3 0 1 0 1
F Jakub Kusmieruk 8 3 1 0 0 1 0
F Avibakuro Preh 16 2 2 0 0 1 1
F Nick Mason 11 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Andy Harrington 8 3 0 0 0 0 1
F Dejan Kostur 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
UND Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Troy Huff 29 18 8 1 2 0 2
C Aaron Anderson 31 14 3 3 1 0 2
C Jamal Webb 33 9 4 3 2 0 3
D+ Josh Schuler 29 9 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Mitch Wilmer 19 6 5 0 1 1 2
D Alonzo Traylor 15 6 5 0 0 0 1
D Brandon Brekke 16 6 4 0 0 0 1
D Jordan Allard 16 3 3 0 0 0 1
D Lenny Antwi 20 5 2 1 0 0 1
D- Doug Archer 16 3 2 1 0 1 1
F Dan Stockdale 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Shane Benton 7 1 0 0 0 0 1

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