IPFW vs. North Dakota State: Full Game Preview

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IPFW vs. North Dakota State: Full Game Preview
IPFW
(8-9, 1-9 away)
North Dakota State
(13-3, 7-0 home)
Venue: Bison Sports Arena
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 10, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
IPFW F Gaines 18.8 M Hines 6.0 I McCray 2.4
North Dakota State T Braun 15.5 M Bjorklund 5.6 L Alexander 3.9

In their last match-up, TrayVonn Wright finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds in the Bison 63-44 blowout of Missouri-Kansas City on January 5th. He leads the team in blocks per game with 1.7 while also putting up 8.8 points per game. For the Mastodons, Michael Kibiloski finished with 26 points and 10 rebounds in the 96-78 blowout of Nebraska-Omaha on January 5th. He is averaging 7.7 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. Areas of strength for IPFW include: defensive rebounding percentage at 76.5 and free throw rate at 41.8.

IPFW StatSmack

  • North Dakota State is a better three-point shooting team (38.1% vs 30.9%) than IPFW this season.
  • Lawrence Alexander is ranked 5th in the Summit League in assists.
  • Be afraid. North Dakota State has blown out more teams than IPFW this season (6 blowouts vs 2).
  • North Dakota State does a better job contesting shots (37.4% allowed vs 42.5% allowed) than IPFW this season.
  • How does our back look? North Dakota State is ranked higher than IPFW in the Summit League (#1 vs #8).
  • Mike Felt is ranked 43rd nationally in three-pointers.
  • Fargo isn't as congested as Fort Wayne (population is significantly lower).
  • The North Dakota State assist leader (Lawrence Alexander) has more assists than the IPFW assist leader (Pierre Bland).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? North Dakota State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (975 to 926) than IPFW, per the NCAA.
  • At least you keep showing up. North Dakota State has an average margin of victory of 18 over IPFW in 6 wins since 2005.
IPFW Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Frank Gaines 33 19 4 1 1 0 2
C Luis Jacobo 28 11 4 1 1 0 2
C Mario Hines 27 9 6 1 1 1 2
C- M. Kibiloski 24 8 4 1 1 0 1
D+ Isaiah McCray 23 6 4 2 2 0 2
D+ Kevin Harden 29 6 5 1 1 0 2
D+ Joseph Edwards 21 7 3 1 1 0 2
D Joe Reed 18 3 4 1 1 0 1
D Pierre Bland 18 2 3 2 1 0 2
D Herbert Graham 12 6 2 1 1 0 1
NDSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Taylor Braun 30 15 5 3 1 0 2
B M. Bjorklund 26 13 6 1 0 1 2
B- L. Alexander 33 10 3 4 1 0 3
B- TrayVonn Wright 26 9 6 1 1 2 1
C Kory Brown 24 4 3 2 1 0 1
C Chris Kading 19 6 3 0 0 1 0
C Mike Felt 20 10 2 1 0 0 1
D Jordan Aaberg 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Nate Zastrow 8 2 1 1 0 0 1
D B. VandenBergh 11 0 1 1 0 0 0
D Jamie Mauch 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Fred Newell 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
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