SWSiouxMN Posted December 22, 2018 Share Posted December 22, 2018 UND played well in spurts... but was overwhelmed by a superior opponent. UND wraps up their non-conference schedule today with a clash with a familiar opponent, the UNI Panthers. It has been a rather couple of lean year for UNI. Since their last trip in 2015-16 to the NCAAs, they have been around .500 and this year is starting off no better. UNI was one thought as a mid-major power, but programs around their region have started to take that mantle away from them. Does that mean bad things are coming for Ben Jacbosen? Well, looking back at his history, he had a 4 year gap between NCAAs appearances, so it could be one of those situation. He has some decent young talent that just need to mature before climbing that MVC ladder. Key Player: AJ Green (6'4 Freshman) The hometown kid has had a decent start to his freshman campaign, averaging 15.5 ppg. However he has recently put up a few clunkers in the scoring department, however he is coming off a 27 point performance against Grand Canyon. He can shoot it from 3 at a decent clip and is good at the free throw line. Looks to be your common 2 guard, as he doesn't do a whole lot else right now other than score, but can sneak a decent rebounding game every now and then. Billy, Marlon, and Cortez will have to look to shut him down. Milestones: 13 - points that Seales is away from 1000 career points. If he can get his average today, he would be able to do it in his home state. Key Questions 1) Who starts better? UND or UNI 2) Can UND get the necessary shooting? 3) Can our Iowa players step it up on in their home state? 4) How will Marlon look in Game 2? The Call: This appears to be a very winnable game for UND if they play well. UNI appears ripe for the picking. Play decent defense and contain Green and you have a good shot. In fact... I'm going to pick them because... why not! I think they put together their best game of the non-conference season and build that momentum into Summit League Play UND 77-74 Game is on ESPN+ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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