UMKC vs. North Dakota State: Full Game Preview

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UMKC vs. North Dakota State: Full Game Preview
UMKC
(6-16, 4-7 away)
North Dakota State
(16-5, 9-0 home)
Venue: Bison Sports Arena
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 31, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
UMKC E Tyler 11.5 F Chatmon 7.6 E Tyler 3.3
North Dakota State T Braun 15.2 M Bjorklund 5.9 L Alexander 3.9

On Thursday, North Dakota State plays host to Missouri-Kansas City at Bison Sports Arena. Tip-off is at 8:00 EST. The Bison defeated the Kangaroos 63-44 on January 5th and are 6-3 against them over the past four years.

North Dakota State is in 2nd place in the conference, Missouri-Kansas City is in 7th place.

In their last outing, despite 16 points from TrayVonn Wright, the Bison fell to South Dakota State 69-53 on January 26th. He is averaging 9.9 points per game while also contributing a team-high 1.8 blocks per game. For the Kangaroos, Brad Reid finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds in the 67-59 loss to Nebraska-Omaha on January 26th. He contributes 3.3 rebounds per game in addition to his 3.0 points per game.

North Dakota State looks to have the advantage over Missouri-Kansas City in one significant area, scoring, where the Bison have an edge over the Kangaroos, 69 points per game to 62 points per game.

Missouri-Kansas City StatSmack

  • Chris Kading is ranked 7th in the Summit League in blocks.
  • Marshall Bjorklund is ranked 10th in the Summit League in rebounds.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? North Dakota State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (975 to 960) than Missouri-Kansas City, per the NCAA.
  • The North Dakota State scoring leader (Taylor Braun) has more points than the Missouri-Kansas City scoring leader (Thomas Staton).
  • It must sting. North Dakota State has blown out Missouri-Kansas City by 20 points or more on 4 occasions since 2005.
  • The North Dakota State assist leader (Lawrence Alexander) has more assists than the Missouri-Kansas City assist leader (Estan Tyler).
  • Better not leave your building. North Dakota State has a better record on the road than Missouri-Kansas City this season (5-5 vs 3-6).
  • North Dakota State has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (58.74% to 35.42%).
  • Boom! North Dakota State humiliated Missouri-Kansas City by 19 points the last time they played (Jan 05, 2013).
  • Be afraid. North Dakota State has blown out more teams than Missouri-Kansas City this season (8 blowouts vs 1).
  • Lawrence Alexander is ranked 5th in the Summit League in assists.
UMKC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Estan Tyler 31 11 2 3 1 0 3
C Thomas Staton 23 11 2 2 1 0 2
C Fred Chatmon 24 7 8 0 1 1 2
D+ Nelson Kirksey 20 8 3 1 1 0 2
D+ Nate Rogers 23 7 2 2 1 0 3
D Kirk Korver 23 6 3 1 1 0 1
D Trinity Hall 19 5 3 0 1 1 1
D Brad Reid 12 3 3 0 0 1 1
D- Alton Tanner 14 3 2 0 0 0 1
D- A. Washington 17 3 1 1 0 0 1
D- Mason Wedel 10 1 1 1 1 0 1
F Caleb Johnson 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
F John Burke 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Trevor Franklin 9 2 0 0 0 0 0
NDSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Taylor Braun 30 15 5 3 1 0 3
B M. Bjorklund 26 12 6 1 0 1 2
B- TrayVonn Wright 27 10 5 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 5 4 0 0 1 0
C Mike Felt 21 9 2 1 0 0 1
D+ B. VandenBergh 13 1 1 1 0 0 0
D Jamie Mauch 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Nate Zastrow 8 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Jordan Aaberg 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Fred Newell 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
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