Bison Begin Summit League Play welcoming North Dakota Wednesday night
Full NDSU Game Notes
The game: The North Dakota State Men’s Basketball team (8-4 overall) will host the University of North Dakota (4-9) as both schools open the Summit League game on Wednesday December 22 at 7 p.m. inside the Scheels Center.
Wednesday, Dec. 22 vs. North Dakota 7 p.m. CT WDAY Xtra, ESPN +
Where to watch: The game will stream on WDAY Xtra in the region, as well as available on ESPN + and stream for purchase at GoBison.com/AllAccess.
Radio: Jeff Culhane and Dexter Werner will call Wednesday’s game on 107.9 The Fox, Bison 1660 and the respective apps for those stations. Audio for all NDSU basketball games is always streamed for free at GoBison.com/AllAccess.
The series against North Dakota: The 304th meeting between NDSU and UND will take place on Wednesday, with UND leading the all-time series, 163-140.
The Bison have led 12-6 in 18 games in the Division I era, and NDSU has won six of the last eight against the Fighting Hawks.
Another Double-Double: Senior winger Rocky kreuser recorded his fifth double-double of the season in the victory at Pacific last Friday, with 24 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks. Kreuser is tied for 20th among all players in Division I with five double-doubles this year.
Winning streak numbers: In NDSU’s three-game winning streak, Bison’s five starters are averaging at least 9.0 points per game. Rocky kreuser leads the Bison through the streak with 16.7 points and 11.3 rebounds per game.
Winning Sequence Numbers, Part 2: In the three-game winning streak, the Bison are shooting just under 47 percent from the field and keeping their opponents at 38 percent. NDSU also has a +9.7 rebound margin on those three wins.
Surges in the second half: The Bison have recorded 16-2 points in the second half of their last two home games. Against CSU Northridge, NDSU led by five with 8 minutes remaining before a 16-2 run gave Bison a lead of 19. Against Indiana State, NDSU was led by 11 with 16 minutes. to play, but the 16-2 race gave the Bison a three-point lead.
Sammy Hoops: Sam griesel had 25 points, eight rebounds and five assists in NDSU’s 77-70 comeback win over Indiana State on Dec. 13. final last year.
Windex man: Rocky kreuser clocked a career-high 14 rebounds against CSU Northridge on December 10.
Settle in: Grant Nelson has averaged 13.3 points on 52% shots in the last 7 games.
Limiting faults: The NDSU have the 16th lowest faults per game in Division I this season, averaging 13.4 faults per game.
Programming limit: The Bison have used five different starting lineups in 12 games this season. No starting line-up combination has been used more than four times.
Rocky’s record: Senior Fifth Year Bison Rocky kreuser set the NDSU career record for games played Dec. 2 against Northland, appearing in his 133rd game to surpass Mike Felt’s (2009-14) record of 132.