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UND (4-16, 0-7) @ SDSU (17-4, 8-0) 1/27 7 PM


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Another close but no cigar situation for UND, despite a furious comeback, they just didn't get enough to beat Kansas City.  Can't hang their head too low as it is time to hit the road down I-29 to take on the Jackrabbits of SDSU... who look to be the cream of the Summit Crop

About SDSU:

Last Year was a carbon copy of recent SDSU squads.  Great regular season and then Sioux Falls happened.  This time it was a loss in an absolute classic to Oral Roberts in the semi-finals.  Now, compare to other seasons, this wasn't as bad.  However, the frustration is beginning to mount in Brookings.  The talent is certainly there, it just hasn't come together for a trophy yet.  

This year, SDSU has been off to a roaring start.  With Baylor, Douglas, a great bench, and a great incoming player in Zeke Mayo, SDSU has been a machine, off to an 8-0 start in the conference.  Running the table is certainly in the conversation for this squad.  They are even doing it with Freidel bascially on the bench.  How this team lost to Idaho in non-conference.... I don't even know.  However... Sioux Falls is all that matters and until they finally get to the finish line and March Madness... there will be questions. 

About Eric Henderson (3rd Year: 55-21 overall record, 30-6 Summit)

Hendo is off to yet another hot start for SDSU.  All he has done since he has taken over as head coach is finish first place in the conference in the regular season.  The only missing right now:  An NCAA tournament apperance and run.  They have the horses, can they break through this time?

Key Player: Baylor Scheierman (6'6 Sophomore)

The best way to describe this play:  Walking Triple Double. Capable of getting one at any time. Baylor is currently averaging aroung 15 ppg, 8.6 rpg, and 4.2 apg.   The biggest thing that has improved for Baylor was his 3 point shooting, which is now around 50% from 3. 

Series History: UND holds a 106-91 advantage against SDSU, but the Bunnies have dominated the D1 series, 12-1.  UND hasn't won at Frost at the D1 level, but have come close. 

Milestone Watch:  

-Paul Bruns has scored 281 points this season, the freshman record at UND is 454 points, set by DAE.  He is 173 points away from tying the record.  He need to average around 15.7 ppg in the next 11 games to break it.  He is averaging around 14 ppg so he might need to get that up, or get another game or two.

Other Games: 

ORU (7-2) @ Omaha (2-7): Last time these teams met, ORU smashed the Mavs by 45.  The Golden Eagles looking to bounce back after a tough loss to NDSU and a closer than expected win against UND.  The Mavs got blown out by Denver. Mavs need to start showing some lift soon.  Good news?  Still have that two game lead over UND for the last spot in Sioux Falls.  Bad news?  They way they keep playing.... they aren't going to make it.  

NDSU (5-3) @ USD (5-3): Want to find the hottest team in the Summit?  Check out the team in Verm, they have won their last 5 after starting 0-3 and find themselves back near the top half of the Summit.  Bison also got a shot in the arm with the return of Grant Nelson much sooner than expected.  NDSU won in Fargo, but this will be a tougher task in Vermillion.

KC (4-3) @ DU (4-5):  Denver is making a charge with their new coach and looking to get to .500.  KC coming off a big weekend sweeping the NoDak schools at home.  Important game for DU to get a key sweep of a team in the middle of the pack.


1) Play 40 minutes

2) Win the 50/50 balls

3) Pick Your Poison

The Call:

So the betting experts have UND as a major dog in this one.  Just like they were against NDSU and ORU.  Well they managed to make both of those games close, why can't they here.  SDSU will be their toughest task with their lineup, so UND is going to have to play a perfect game to have a chance.   Progress made... but the Bunnies will be too much at Frost.

SDSU 88-74

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11 minutes ago, SWSiouxMN said:

Women:  Got punched in the mouth by a better team

Men:  Heart can only go so far against a team on a mission

Missed the point

not unexpected but for whatever reason sdsu is better than our teams by 30

took a while to get to this Point will take a while to get back

somebody in charge was asleep 

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