SWSiouxMN Posted March 11, 2016 Share Posted March 11, 2016 After a dismantling of ISU, UND is now one step closer to the Big Sky autobid. Today will be a challenge as Weber State stands in as their semi-final opponent. UND finally broke through against Weber in February, but still hold a 1-8 record against them since joining the Sky, including an 0-2 record in the post-season. It is without question that UND is going to have to bring its A game today. Once again: Avants, Shanks, and Drick are called upon to contain the Big Sky POY. Geno needs to play like he did in the 2nd matchup and stay out of foul trouble, which he hasn't done successfully in Reno. To me, this game will come down to these three factors 1) How well UND rebounds 2) How well each team takes care of the ball 3) Who wins more of the "small little plays" that can turn a game around UND needs a balanced attack like they did in the game in Grand Forks, Weber wants Joel to go get 20+ rebounds like they did in the game in Weber. Other Game: #2 Montana vs #3 Idaho 10:05 The calls: UND has seen this before. More times than not these matchups have 5-7 swing plays that end up being a difference maker. Last time, they finally made enough of those plays to come away with a W. The stakes are bigger here, a trip to the finals is on the line. This has the feeling of a last shot game today. Senglin and Joel play well, so does Hooker and Drick. In the end... a last second shot, that is executed to a T, send UND to the finals in a moderate upset UND 74-72 In the other game Idaho 67 Montana 65 Idaho looks good, really good. I think they the guard play to overcome Montana's strength on the inside. They will advance and set up the exact same matchup in the women's championship game. UND vs Idaho 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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