Idaho State vs. North Dakota: Full Game Preview

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Idaho State vs. North Dakota: Full Game Preview
Idaho State
(4-16, 1-12 away)
North Dakota
(8-12, 6-4 home)
Venue: Sioux Center
3:00PM ET / 12:00PM PT, February 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Idaho State M Morgan 12.2 A Hatchett 4.0 T Sanchez 3.5
North Dakota T Huff 17.8 T Huff 7.5 J Webb 3.4

On Saturday, Idaho State visits Sioux Center to take on North Dakota. It takes place at 3:00 EST. The Bengals lost to the Fighting Sioux 66-53 on January 3rd and are 1-2 against them over the last four years.

Idaho State is currently in 10th place in the conference and North Dakota is in 5th. Idaho State is struggling, currently on a four-game losing streak.

The Bengals fell 78-63 to Northern Colorado on January 31st. Melvin Morgan finished with 18 points in the loss. With 12.2 points per game, he leads the team in scoring average. For the Fighting Sioux, Josh Schuler put up 12 points and 5 rebounds in the 66-51 loss to Weber State on January 31st. He contributes 1.9 rebounds per game in addition to his 9.2 points per game.

Reviewing current performance metrics, North Dakota has an edge in two significant categories. The Fighting Sioux have an advantage over the Bengals when it comes to scoring, 66 points per game to 53 points per game. Additionally, North Dakota has an edge over Idaho State in rebounding, 32 per game to 26 per game.

North Dakota StatSmack

  • Idaho State has a better scoring defense (62.1 allowed per game vs 68.5 allowed per game) than North Dakota this season.
  • The Idaho State three-point leader (Chris Hansen) has more three-pointers than the North Dakota three-point leader (Aaron Anderson).
  • Chris Hansen is ranked 3rd in the Big Sky in three-pointers and 5th in the Big Sky in steals.
  • Tomas Sanchez is ranked 6th in the Big Sky in assists and 4th in the Big Sky in steals.
  • Melvin Morgan is ranked 6th in the Big Sky in steals.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Idaho State has a stronger schedule than North Dakota this season (SOS Rank: #268 vs #293).
  • Avibakuro Preh is ranked 7th in the Big Sky in blocks.
  • Neveij Walters is ranked 9th in the Big Sky in blocks.
ISU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C- Tomas Sanchez 34 10 4 3 1 0 2
D+ Melvin Morgan 32 12 3 3 1 0 3
D+ Chris Hansen 31 11 3 1 1 0 1
D Andre` Hatchett 31 7 4 2 1 0 2
D Neveij Walters 19 5 4 0 1 1 1
D- Sherrod Baldwin 15 4 1 1 0 0 1
D- Brian Hosman 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Nnamdi Ezenwa 20 2 3 0 1 0 1
F Jakub Kusmieruk 8 3 1 0 0 1 0
F Avibakuro Preh 16 2 2 0 0 1 1
F Nick Mason 11 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Andy Harrington 8 3 0 0 0 0 1
F Dejan Kostur 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
UND Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Troy Huff 29 18 8 1 2 0 2
C Aaron Anderson 31 14 3 3 1 0 2
C Jamal Webb 33 9 4 3 2 0 3
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 6 4 0 0 0 1
D Jordan Allard 16 3 3 0 0 0 1
D Lenny Antwi 20 5 2 1 0 0 1
D- Doug Archer 16 3 2 1 0 1 1
F Dan Stockdale 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Shane Benton 7 1 0 0 0 0 1
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