North Dakota vs. Montana: Full Game Preview
|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.
- 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.