North Dakota State vs. Minnesota: Recap and Stats

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North Dakota State vs. Minnesota: Recap and Stats
North Dakota State 57
(8-3, 3-3 away)
(13) Minnesota 70
(11-1, 9-1 home)
Venue: Williams Arena
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, December 11, 2012
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
North Dakota State 26 31 57
Minnesota 37 33 70
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
North Dakota State T Braun 15 T Braun 6 L Alexander 3
Minnesota A Hollins 13 T Mbakwe 7 A Hollins 3

On Tuesday, December 11th, North Dakota State lost to No. 13 Minnesota 70-57. With the loss, the Bison remain winless versus AP-Ranked teams at 0-2 for the season. Lawrence Alexander put up a season-high 19 points on 60% shooting in the loss. Marshall Bjorklund also had a solid outing, scoring 12 points and adding six rebounds. Trevor Mbakwe registered a double-double for the Golden Gophers on 14 points and 18 rebounds. North Dakota State (8-3, 0-0 Summit League) travels to Towson (4-5, 0-0 CAA) on Saturday, December 15th.

North Dakota State Game Notes

  • The last time NDSU started the season 8-3 was 2011.
  • NDSU beat the spread by 1.5 points. That makes the 7th time this season the Bison have beaten the spread.
  • Prior to this game, NDSU played 3 Top 25 opponents in the last 5 seasons with a record of 0-3.
  • When the opposition records 7 or more three-pointers this season, North Dakota State has lost 100% of the time (0-3).
  • When the opposition records 14 or more assists this season, North Dakota State has lost 100% of the time (0-3).
  • When the opposition records 70 or more total points this season, North Dakota State has lost 75% of the time (1-3).
  • NDSU set season lows for field goals made, rebounds, and total points.
  • The Bison have recorded more blocks than their opponents for the past 4 games.
  • Lawrence Alexander accounted for 33.3% of the team's points.
  • Marshall Bjorklund has led the team in rebounding in 3 out of 11 games this season.
  • Taylor Braun has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 2nd foul out of the season for Taylor Braun.

Minnesota Game Notes

  • Minnesota won, but did not cover the spread.
  • Trevor Mbakwe recorded a team season high in rebounds with 18 and defensive rebounds with 12.
  • The top two scorers (Rodney Williams and Trevor Mbakwe) accounted for 47.1% of the points.
  • Trevor Mbakwe accounted for 41.8% of the team's rebounds.
  • The bench recorded more rebounds (27) than the starters (11).
  • Rodney Williams has led the team in scoring 5 times in 12 games this season.
  • Trevor Mbakwe has led the team in rebounding 5 times in 12 games this season.
  • Andre Hollins has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Trevor Mbakwe recorded the 28th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Trevor Mbakwe recorded a double-double. It was his 2nd this season and 25th of his career.
  • Trevor Mbakwe set career highs with 18 rebounds and 12 defensive rebounds.
NDSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AL. Alexander371916003
B+M. Bjorklund241261011
BTaylor Braun321531114
B-Kory Brown31343201
C+Chris Kading23541101
CTrayVonn Wright26320321
DMike Felt17020001
-B. VandenBergh4000110
-Jordan Aaberg3000000
MINN PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Trevor Mbakwe2114181112
ARodney Williams301960302
AAndre Hollins301126211
BAustin Hollins29514210
C+Andre Ingram12220200
C+Julian Welch16720001
CM. Ahanmisi10311101
CJoe Coleman20421001
-Maurice Walker9210000
-Oto Osenieks10220001
-Eliott Eliason7001010
-Wally Ellenson4100001

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