North Dakota State vs. IUPUI: Full Game Preview

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North Dakota State vs. IUPUI: Full Game Preview
North Dakota State
(15-3, 6-3 away)
IUPUI
(6-14, 5-4 home)
Venue: Bankers Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 17, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
North Dakota State T Braun 15.2 M Bjorklund 5.6 L Alexander 4.0
IUPUI J Hart 14.2 D Gibbs 6.3 G Rice 3.3

In their last game, TrayVonn Wright put up 20 points and 5 rebounds in the Bison 73-65 win over Oakland on January 12th. He leads the team in blocks per game with 1.9 while also putting up 9.4 points per game. The Jaguars were defeated by Nebraska-Omaha 90-79 on January 10th despite 22 points and 10 rebounds from Donovan Gibbs. He is averaging 9.7 points per game and leads the team in rebounds with 6.3 per game.

IUPUI StatSmack

  • Lawrence Alexander is ranked 5th in the Summit League in assists.
  • The North Dakota State basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than IUPUI (83% vs 38%).
  • How does our back look? North Dakota State is ranked higher than IUPUI in the Summit League (#1 vs #6).
  • It's only wins and losses, but North Dakota State has a better overall record than IUPUI this season (11-3 vs 6-12).
  • North Dakota State does a better job contesting shots (37.4% allowed vs 48.4% allowed) than IUPUI this season.
  • Mike Felt is ranked 43rd nationally in three-pointers.
  • Even computers respect North Dakota State more. We have a better RPI this season than IUPUI (RPI: #41 vs #259).
  • At least you keep showing up. North Dakota State has an average margin of victory of 10 over IUPUI in 3 wins since 2007.
  • North Dakota State allows fewer rebounds (31.9 allowed per game vs 36.4 allowed per game) than IUPUI this season.
  • North Dakota State can actually jump, with more rebounds (35.0 per game vs 29.8 per game) than IUPUI this season.
  • North Dakota State has a better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.581 to 0.537).
NDSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Taylor Braun 30 15 5 3 1 0 3
B M. Bjorklund 26 13 6 1 0 1 2
B- TrayVonn Wright 26 9 6 1 1 2 1
B- L. Alexander 34 10 4 4 1 0 3
C Kory Brown 24 4 3 2 1 0 1
C Chris Kading 19 6 4 0 0 1 0
C Mike Felt 20 9 2 1 0 0 1
D Jordan Aaberg 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
D B. VandenBergh 11 0 1 1 0 0 0
D Nate Zastrow 8 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Jamie Mauch 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Fred Newell 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
IUPUI Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Donovan Gibbs 32 10 6 1 1 0 2
C John Hart 33 14 3 2 1 0 3
C Mitchell Patton 23 12 5 1 1 1 2
D+ Lyonell Gaines 22 7 5 1 1 0 1
D+ Greg Rice 25 7 2 3 1 0 2
D+ Jordan Shanklin 23 8 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Ian Chiles 30 10 2 2 2 1 3
D+ Sean Esposito 26 7 2 2 1 0 1
D P.J. Hubert 12 6 1 1 0 0 1
D- M. Barksdale 10 0 1 1 0 0 1
F Cameron Loepker 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Nick Kitcoff 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
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