North Dakota State vs. South Dakota State: Recap and Stats

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North Dakota State vs. South Dakota State: Recap and Stats
North Dakota State 53
(16-5, 7-5 away)
South Dakota State 69
(16-6, 10-0 home)
Venue: Frost Arena
3:05PM ET / 12:05PM PT, January 26, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
North Dakota State 37 16 53
South Dakota State 31 38 69
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
North Dakota State T Braun 15 M Bjorklund 5 L Alexander 3
South Dakota State N Wolters 21 J Dykstra 6 N Wolters 5

On Saturday, January 26th, South Dakota State easily got by North Dakota State 69-53 in Summit League play. It looked like this might be a loss for South Dakota State, as they trailed 37-31 at the half. However, they came back with a purpose in the second half and ended up winning big. The Jackrabbits now have a record of 1-1 versus AP-Ranked teams this season. Nate Wolters played well for the Jackrabbits and put up a game-high 26 points plus seven rebounds. Jordan Dykstra also had a strong outing, scoring 14 points and adding six rebounds. For the Bison, Marshall Bjorklund got four points and 13 rebounds. South Dakota State (16-6, 7-2 Summit League) welcomes South Dakota (8-13, 4-5 Summit League) on Thursday, January 31st.

South Dakota State Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 2:40 left to go.
  • The last time SDSU started the season 16-6 was 2011.
  • The win over North Dakota State extended the South Dakota State winning streak to 5 games.
  • SDSU beat the spread by 13.5 points. That makes the 9th time this season the Jackrabbits have beaten the spread.
  • The Jackrabbits have won 100% of the time this season (7-0) after recording 16 or more free throws made.
  • South Dakota State has won 100% of the time this season (6-0) when its three-point percentage has been 43.8% or better.
  • SDSU has won 100% of the time this season (4-0) when opponents record 53 or fewer total points.
  • This season South Dakota State has won 80% of the time (8-2) when Jordan Dykstra has 14 points or more, 83% of the time (5-1) when Tony Fiegen has 6 field goals made or more, and 100% of the time (4-0) when Nate Wolters has 9 free throws made or more.
  • The Jackrabbits have recorded more free throws made than their opponents for the past 5 games.
  • This is the 5th win of the season where the Jackrabbits came back after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 9th game at home this season--SDSU has a 13.1 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Nate Wolters accounted for 37.6% of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Tony Fiegen and Nate Wolters) accounted for 46.6% of the rebounds.
  • Nate Wolters has led the team in scoring in 14 out of 22 games this season.
  • Tony Fiegen has led the team in rebounding in 7 out of 22 games this season.
  • This marks the 44th 20-point game of Nate Wolters's career.
  • Nate Wolters has 12 straight double-digit point games.
  • Tony Fiegen has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Jordan Dykstra has 3 straight double-digit point games.

North Dakota State Game Notes

  • North Dakota State lost and did not cover the spread.
  • Marshall Bjorklund recorded a team season high in rebounds with 13.
  • TrayVonn Wright accounted for 30.1% of the team's points.
  • Marshall Bjorklund accounted for 44.8% of the team's rebounds.
  • TrayVonn Wright has led the team in scoring 5 times in 21 games this season.
  • Marshall Bjorklund has led the team in rebounding 7 times in 21 games this season.
  • Marshall Bjorklund recorded the 8th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Marshall Bjorklund set a career high with 9 defensive rebounds.
  • This was the 2nd foul out of the season for Kory Brown.
NDSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+M. Bjorklund354133114
BMike Felt341212000
BL. Alexander39943302
B-TrayVonn Wright261611102
CKory Brown23612213
CB. VandenBergh21330000
C-Chris Kading16040100
-Nate Zastrow5300001
SDSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Nate Wolters392674203
AJordan Dykstra351462112
ATony Fiegen351470000
BBrayden Carlson39851102
C+Chad White39721101
-Marcus Heemstra9011000
-Jake Bittle3001001

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