SWSiouxMN Posted November 17, 2018 Share Posted November 17, 2018 UND went down the Rupp Arena to mess with the Wildcat and for the first 10 minutes, they were right with them.... then reality struck and lead to UND's first loss. Now the team returns home to take on the first of their two non-d1 opponents. First up, Minnesota-Morris. The Cougars are off to a 1-1 start this year, getting the door blown off in Collegeville 95-54 and squeaking out an 81-80 win against Concordia-Moorhead at home. If we are to believe the UMAC preseason polls, they should be a better team then Northland was. Morris is coached by Paul Grove, who is in 17th season. Morris Players to watch: Noah Grove 6-4 Senior Forward If the last name is familiar, it is the coaches son. Had a good night up in Concordia, scoring 19 points, including going 10-11 from the line. Can knock down the 3 ball. Jeremy Halverson 6-7 Senior Forward This lanky forward has been very efficient in his scoring opportunities so far this year, especially from beyond the arc, shooting a blistering 63% from 3 so far. Things to watch: -Can UND repeat what they did against Northland against Morris? UND took it to Northland and the game was pretty much over at halftime. UND needs to repeat this type of performance -Lets get some confidence in Jal and Marko Out of the 4 newcomers who get significant minutes, Davids and Rebraca appear to be the most ready to make a solid impact for this squad. Jal and Marko are still looking to make an impact, so these next two games might be a good opportunity to see them show what they can do and let the college game slow down for them a little bit. Numbers: 917 - Career points for Conner Avants .846 - Current free throw percentage by Cortez Seales, which is well above his career average. Its early.. but it would be awesome if he could keep it around 80% 7 - Rebounds per game by Filip Rebraca The Call: This should be a good rebound game for this young team. Come home and pound an inferior opponent. I expect a similar performance to Northland, but I expect a little more pushback from Morris. UND 88-55 Game is on FSN North Plus, Fox Sports Go and ESPN+ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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