North Dakota vs. Montana: Full Game Preview

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North Dakota vs. Montana: Full Game Preview
North Dakota
(10-12, 3-8 away)
Montana
(17-4, 10-1 home)
Venue: Dahlberg Arena
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
North Dakota T Huff 18.6 T Huff 7.6 J Webb 3.7
Montana M Ward 15.1 K Jamar 6.0 W Cherry 4.8

On Saturday, North Dakota visits Dahlberg Arena to take on Montana. It gets started at 9 p.m. EST. The Fighting Sioux lost to the Grizzlies 77-62 on Jan. 10 and are 1-3 against them over the last four years.

North Dakota maintains fourth place in the Big Sky while Montana is in first place.

In an 82-73 triumph over Montana State on Feb. 7, Troy Huff put up 25 points and 5 rebounds for the Fighting Sioux. With 18.6 points per game and 7.6 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. For the Grizzlies, Kareem Jamar finished with 18 points and 8 rebounds in the 73-63 win over Northern Colorado on Feb. 7. He leads the team in rebounds with 6 per game and blocks with 0.8 per game. Montana will hope to exploit their strength in effective field goal percentage in this matchup. Their mark of 54.3 percent in this area ranks second in the conference and 21st in the country.

Montana StatSmack

  • Mitch Wilmer is ranked 6th in the Big Sky in blocks.
  • North Dakota has a stronger schedule than Montana this season (SOS Rank: No. 272 vs. No. 325).
  • Jamal Webb is ranked 4th in the Big Sky in assists and 27th nationally in steals.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? North Dakota currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (968 to 960) than Montana, per the NCAA.
  • Over the past 10 years, North Dakota has had more players drafted by the NBA than Montana (one vs. zero).
  • The North Dakota blocks leader (Mitch Wilmer, 29 blocks) has more blocks than the Montana blocks leader (Kareem Jamar, 17 blocks).
  • North Dakota players are more experienced than Montana players (15,446 minutes played vs. 11,139 minutes played).
  • The North Dakota three-point leader (Aaron Anderson, 37 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Montana three-point leader (Kareem Jamar, 29 three-pointers).
  • The North Dakota steals leader (Jamal Webb, 51 steals) has more steals than the Montana steals leader (Will Cherry, 27 steals).
  • Aaron Anderson is ranked 6th in the Big Sky in points, 6th in the Big Sky in three-pointers, 8th in the Big Sky in assists, and 3rd in the Big Sky in steals.
UND Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Troy Huff 30 19 8 1 2 0 2
C+ Aaron Anderson 32 14 3 3 2 0 2
C Jamal Webb 33 9 4 4 2 0 3
D+ Josh Schuler 29 9 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Mitch Wilmer 19 6 4 0 1 1 2
D Brandon Brekke 15 6 3 0 0 0 1
D Alonzo Traylor 17 7 5 0 0 0 1
D Jordan Allard 16 4 3 0 0 0 1
D Lenny Antwi 21 5 2 1 0 0 1
D- Doug Archer 16 3 2 1 0 1 1
D- Shane Benton 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Dan Stockdale 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
UM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Kareem Jamar 34 14 6 4 1 1 2
B Will Cherry 33 13 4 5 2 0 3
B- Mathias Ward 32 15 4 1 0 0 2
C Jordan Gregory 25 8 3 2 1 0 1
C Michael Weisner 20 6 2 1 1 0 1
C Spencer Coleman 20 7 3 1 1 0 1
C Keron DeShields 21 7 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Kevin Henderson 12 3 2 1 0 0 1
D Eric Hutchison 14 2 2 0 0 1 1
D Andy Martin 7 2 1 0 0 1 0
D Morgan Young 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Nick Emerson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Jake Wiley 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
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