Weber State vs. North Dakota: Full Game Preview

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Weber State vs. North Dakota: Full Game Preview
Weber State
(13-5, 5-4 away)
North Dakota
(8-11, 6-3 home)
Venue: Sioux Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 31, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Weber State D Berry 14.1 J Bolomboy 8.2 D Berry 3.4
North Dakota T Huff 18.8 T Huff 7.5 J Webb 3.4

On Thursday, Weber State travels to Sioux Center to take on North Dakota. The game gets underway at 8:00 EST. The Wildcats beat the Fighting Sioux 95-63 on January 5th.

North Dakota is in 4th place in the Big Sky and will be trying to close the gap with Weber State, who is currently in 2nd place.

The Wildcats were defeated by Montana 76-74 on January 26th despite 17 points and 7 rebounds from Frank Otis. He tallies 8.2 points per game and also adds 5.8 rebounds per game. For the Fighting Sioux, Troy Huff put up 26 points and 8 rebounds in the 81-79 win over Northern Arizona on January 26th. With 18.8 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Weber State looks to have the advantage in two significant areas. The Wildcats should have an edge against the Fighting Sioux in field goal percentage, 50% to 41%. Weber State also has an advantage in scoring, 77 points per game to 67 points per game.

North Dakota StatSmack

  • We just win. Weber State has more wins over the last 5 years than North Dakota (107 vs 48).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Weber State has a better overall record than North Dakota this season (7-3 vs 3-8).
  • Weber State is better at defending the three (24.3% allowed vs 36.5% allowed) than North Dakota this season.
  • Jordan Richardson is ranked 5th in the Big Sky in three-pointers and 10th in the Big Sky in assists.
  • The Weber State scoring leader (Davion Berry) has more points than the North Dakota scoring leader (Aaron Anderson).
  • Weber State does a better job contesting shots (38.4% allowed vs 42.4% allowed) than North Dakota this season.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Weber State has a stronger schedule than North Dakota this season (SOS Rank: #146 vs #298).
  • Weber State is a better shooting team (50.2% vs 40.0%) than North Dakota this season.
  • Scott Bamforth is ranked 7th in the Big Sky in three-pointers.
  • Weber State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Weber State is 210 lbs compared to 197 lbs for North Dakota.
  • We make basketball players. Over the past 5 years, Weber State has had more players drafted by the NBA than North Dakota (1 vs 0).
WEBER Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Davion Berry 31 14 4 3 1 0 2
C+ Kyle Tresnak 23 12 6 0 1 2 2
C+ Scott Bamforth 29 14 3 2 1 0 1
C Joel Bolomboy 22 7 8 0 1 2 1
C Frank Otis 22 8 6 1 1 1 1
C J. Richardson 26 8 2 3 0 0 1
C- G. Wheelwright 23 7 2 2 0 0 2
D+ Byron Fulton 9 3 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Wayne Bradford 6 2 1 1 0 0 1
D James Hajek 12 3 2 0 0 1 1
D Logan Foster 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
D Royce Williams 11 3 1 1 0 0 1
UND Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Troy Huff 29 19 8 1 2 0 2
C+ Aaron Anderson 31 14 3 3 1 0 2
C Jamal Webb 33 9 4 3 2 0 4
D+ Josh Schuler 29 9 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Mitch Wilmer 19 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 17 4 4 0 0 0 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 1
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