North Dakota vs. Northern Arizona: Full Game Preview

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North Dakota vs. Northern Arizona: Full Game Preview
North Dakota
(7-11, 1-8 away)
Northern Arizona
(7-12, 4-4 home)
Venue: Walkup Skydome
4:05PM ET / 1:05PM PT, January 26, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
North Dakota T Huff 18.1 T Huff 7.5 J Webb 3.4
Northern Arizona D Russell 16.1 G Bewernick 5.9 S Saldivar 4.0

On Saturday, Northern Arizona welcomes North Dakota at Walkup Skydome. Tip-off is at 4:05 EST and you can catch it on FSN-AZ+ or FCS.

North Dakota and Northern Arizona share 4th place in the Big Sky.

The 28 points by Gabe Rogers helped the Lumberjacks to a 67-65 victory over Northern Colorado on January 24th. He is putting up 15.4 points per game while also averaging 2.2 rebounds per game. The Fighting Sioux were defeated by Sacramento State 67-58 on January 24th despite 24 points and 9 rebounds from Troy Huff. With 18.1 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

North Dakota StatSmack

  • The Northern Arizona rebounding leader (Gaellen Bewernick) has more rebounds than the North Dakota rebounding leader (Jamal Webb).
  • The Northern Arizona scoring leader (Dewayne Russell) has more points than the North Dakota scoring leader (Aaron Anderson).
  • The Northern Arizona assist leader (Dewayne Russell) has more assists than the North Dakota assist leader (Aaron Anderson).
  • Even computers respect Northern Arizona more. We have a better RPI this season than North Dakota (RPI: #154 vs #343).
  • We just win. Northern Arizona has more wins over the last 5 years than North Dakota (71 vs 48).
  • Stallon Saldivar is ranked 5th in the Big Sky in assists.
  • Gaellen Bewernick is ranked 10th in the Big Sky in rebounds.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Northern Arizona has a stronger schedule than North Dakota this season (SOS Rank: #34 vs #301).
  • Dewayne Russell is ranked 1st in the Big Sky in points, 7th in the Big Sky in three-pointers, 3rd in the Big Sky in assists, and 2nd in the Big Sky in steals.
  • How does our back look? Northern Arizona is ranked higher than North Dakota in the Big Sky (#4 vs #9).
  • North Dakota has been ducking Northern Arizona for over 30 years.
UND Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Troy Huff 28 18 8 1 2 0 2
C+ Aaron Anderson 31 14 4 3 1 0 2
C Jamal Webb 33 9 4 3 2 0 4
D+ Josh Schuler 29 9 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Mitch Wilmer 18 6 5 0 1 1 2
D Alonzo Traylor 15 6 5 0 0 0 1
D Brandon Brekke 16 5 4 0 0 0 1
D Dan Stockdale 3 3 1 0 0 0 0
D Jordan Allard 18 4 4 1 1 1 1
D- Lenny Antwi 21 5 2 1 0 0 1
D- Doug Archer 16 3 2 1 0 1 1
F Shane Benton 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
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 2
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 2 3 1 0 1 1
D Ephraim Ekanem 12 3 3 0 0 1 0
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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