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

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North Dakota State vs. South Dakota State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
North Dakota State 67
(24-9, 10-8 away)
South Dakota State 73
(25-9, 17-0 home)
Venue: Frost Arena
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, March 12, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
North Dakota State 25 42 67
South Dakota State 29 44 73
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
North Dakota State T Braun 23 T Wright 8 L Alexander 4
South Dakota State N Wolters 27 J Dykstra 7 N Wolters 6

On Tuesday, Mar. 12, North Dakota State took on South Dakota State and fell to the Jackrabbits 73-67 in the Summit League championship game. The loss drops the Bison to 1-2 against South Dakota State this season. North Dakota State (24-9) finished the regular season third in the Summit League with a 12-4 record. The route for North Dakota State to the Summit League championship game went through Missouri-Kansas City (69-58) and Western Illinois (55-43). The Bison got a team-high 23 points and five rebounds from Taylor Braun. TrayVonn Wright also put in a solid contribution, scoring nine points and adding eight rebounds. Nate Wolters finished with a game-high 27 points and six rebounds (6 Ast 4 Stl) for the Jackrabbits. South Dakota State (25-9) finished the regular season first in the Summit League with a 13-3 record. In reaching the conference championship, they beat IUPUI (66-49) and IPFW (72-56).

North Dakota State Game Notes

  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 47.9 percent or better this season, North Dakota State has lost 100 percent of the time (0-3).
  • When the opposition records 21 or more free throws made this season, North Dakota State has lost 100 percent of the time (0-3).
  • When the opposition records 73 or more total points this season, North Dakota State has lost 75 percent of the time (1-3).
  • NDSU set a season low for rebounds (26).
  • The Bison have recorded more blocks than their opponents for the past five games.
  • Taylor Braun accounted for 34.3 percent of the team's points.
  • TrayVonn Wright accounted for 30.7 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Taylor Braun has led the team in scoring in nine out of 33 games this season.
  • TrayVonn Wright has led the team in rebounding in 12 out of 33 games this season.
  • This marks the 13th 20-point game of Taylor Braun's career.
  • Taylor Braun has four straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for Marshall Bjorklund.

South Dakota State Game Notes

  • Nate Wolters accounted for 36.9 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Jordan Dykstra and Nate Wolters) accounted for 44.8 percent of the rebounds.
  • Nate Wolters has led the team in scoring 25 times in 34 games this season.
  • Jordan Dykstra has led the team in rebounding 16 times in 34 games this season.
  • This marks the 50th 20-point game of Nate Wolters's career.
  • Nate Wolters has 24 straight double-digit point games.
  • Tony Fiegen has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Brayden Carlson set a career high with a 100 percent three-point percentage.
NDSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ATaylor Braun382352103
B+TrayVonn Wright29981231
BKory Brown22631200
B-L. Alexander40724102
C+M. Bjorklund32831002
C+Mike Felt20910101
DChris Kading16210000
-B. VandenBergh3000000
SDSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Nate Wolters402766403
AJordan Dykstra371871101
BTony Fiegen381231000
BBrayden Carlson38962102
CJoshua White36432001
CJake Bittle5120000
-Marcus Heemstra6200010

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