Northern Colorado vs. Northern Arizona: Full Game Preview

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Northern Colorado vs. Northern Arizona: Full Game Preview
Northern Colorado
(5-11, 1-8 away)
Northern Arizona
(6-12, 3-4 home)
Venue: Walkup Skydome
8:35PM ET / 5:35PM PT, January 24, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Northern Colorado T Unruh 12.9 D Barden 8.6 T Svihovec 3.1
Northern Arizona D Russell 16.3 G Bewernick 6.1 S Saldivar 3.9

On Thursday, Northern Colorado heads to Walkup Skydome to take on Northern Arizona. It starts at 8:35 EST and you can catch it on FSN-AZ+ or FCS. The Bears are 7-2 against the Lumberjacks over the last four years. The last time they met (1/30/2012) they won 64-62.

Northern Colorado is tied with Northern Arizona for 5th in the conference.

The 21 points by Tate Unruh helped the Bears to a 72-56 cakewalk over Eastern Washington on January 19th. With 12.9 points per game, he leads the team in scoring average. For the Lumberjacks, Gaellen Bewernick put up 4 points and 14 rebounds in the 60-55 win over Idaho State on January 19th. He is averaging 6.1 points per game and leads the team in rebounds with 6.1 per game.

Northern Arizona StatSmack

  • The Northern Colorado rebounding leader (Derrick Barden) has more rebounds than the Northern Arizona rebounding leader (Gaellen Bewernick).
  • Derrick Barden is ranked 3rd in the Big Sky in rebounds.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Northern Colorado currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (961 to 956) than Northern Arizona, per the NCAA.
  • The Northern Colorado blocks leader (Connor Osborne) has more blocks than the Northern Arizona blocks leader (Ephraim Ekanem).
  • Northern Colorado is better at defending the three (29.3% allowed vs 36.0% allowed) than Northern Arizona this season.
  • Northern Colorado has a better scoring defense (70.3 allowed per game vs 78.2 allowed per game) than Northern Arizona this season.
  • Northern Colorado beat Northern Arizona by 2 points the last time they played (Jan 30, 2012).
  • Northern Colorado is better under pressure, and has defeated Northern Arizona in 7 out of the last 8 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • We just win. Northern Colorado has more wins over the last 5 years than Northern Arizona (85 vs 71).
  • The Northern Colorado basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Northern Arizona (92% vs 67%).
UNC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Derrick Barden 30 12 9 1 1 0 2
C Tate Unruh 30 13 4 2 1 0 2
C Tevin Svihovec 28 10 3 3 1 0 3
C- Tim Huskisson 24 8 5 2 1 1 2
D Connor Osborne 21 5 5 1 0 1 1
D Paul Garnica 18 8 2 2 1 0 1
D Emmanuel Addo 17 5 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 10 2 1 1 1 0 1
F James Davis 14 2 1 1 0 0 1
F Brendan Keane 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Bryce Douvier 9 3 2 1 0 0 1
F Dylan Elias 9 4 1 1 0 0 1
NAU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Dewayne Russell 33 16 2 3 2 0 3
C Gabe Rogers 33 15 2 2 1 0 3
C S. Saldivar 30 6 5 4 1 0 2
C Max Jacobsen 23 9 5 1 1 1 1
C G. Bewernick 27 6 6 1 1 0 1
D+ Michael Dunn 22 6 3 2 1 0 1
D Blake Hamilton 10 4 1 1 0 0 1
D Ben Olayinka 9 2 1 0 0 1 1
D Jordyn Martin 14 3 3 1 0 1 1
D Ephraim Ekanem 12 3 3 0 0 1 1
F Luis Flores 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
F Chris Heine 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Bryce Gosar 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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