Utah Valley vs. North Dakota State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Utah Valley vs. North Dakota State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Utah Valley 56
(13-16, 4-12 away)
North Dakota State 63
(21-8, 13-1 home)
Venue: Bison Sports Arena
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, February 26, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Utah Valley 29 27 56
North Dakota State 29 34 63
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Utah Valley B Aird 25 N Thompson 9 H Hunsaker 3
North Dakota State M Bjorklund 14 M Bjorklund 8 K Brown 3

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, North Dakota State took on Utah Valley University and defeated the Wolverines 63-56. Marshall Bjorklund paced the Bison and put up a team-high 14 points and eight rebounds. Kory Brown had 10 points and added five rebounds. For the Wolverines, Ben Aird finished with a game-high 25 points and six rebounds. North Dakota State (21-8, 11-4 Summit League) takes on Nebraska-Omaha (10-18, 6-8 Summit League) on Saturday, Mar. 2 on the road.

North Dakota State Game Notes

  • North Dakota State has won 93 percent of the time this season (13-1) after committing 10 or fewer turnovers.
  • The Bison have won 92 percent of the time this season (11-1) after recording 11 or more free throws made.
  • NDSU has won every game this season (11-0) after holding an opponent to under 28.6 percent three-point percentage.
  • NDSU has won 93 percent of the time this season (14-1) when opponents record four or fewer three-pointers.
  • This season North Dakota State has won 77 percent of the time (10-3) when TrayVonn Wright has 10 points or more, 83 percent of the time (10-2) when Marshall Bjorklund has six field goals made or more, and 100 percent of the time (5-0) when Kory Brown has five rebounds or more.
  • The Bison have recorded more steals than their opponents for the past five games.
  • North Dakota State has turned the ball over less than their opponents for the past five games.
  • This is the 12th game at home this season--NDSU has a 21.0 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two rebounders (Marshall Bjorklund and TrayVonn Wright) accounted for 40.5 percent of the rebounds.
  • Marshall Bjorklund has led the team in scoring seven times and in rebounding 10 times in 29 games this season.

Utah Valley University Game Notes

  • Ben Aird recorded a team season high in free throws made with nine.
  • Ben Aird accounted for 44.6 percent of the team's points.
  • Nick Thompson accounted for 31.0 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Ben Aird has led the team in scoring 11 times in 29 games this season.
  • Nick Thompson has led the team in rebounding 11 times in 29 games this season.
  • This marks the eighth 20-point game of Ben Aird's career.
  • Ben Aird has seven straight double-digit point games.
UVU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Ben Aird372561020
B+Nick Thompson38792202
B+Holton Hunsaker361533104
CZach Jones33250000
CJason Johnson33722103
-Keawe Enos7011101
-Taylor Brown9010000
-Antoine Hosley4000001
-Will Sinclair3000000
NDSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AM. Bjorklund351481212
B+Chris Kading13271000
B+Nate Zastrow171041001
B+Kory Brown351053011
B-TrayVonn Wright311070011
C+B. VandenBergh18520010
CL. Alexander22710302
C-Mike Felt11500000
C-Taylor Braun18032112

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