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UND (5-3) @ #23 Iowa State (5-1) 11/30 7PM


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UND looks to build off of their excellent performances this weekend with a trip to Ames to take on Iowa State.

The Cyclones were picked 8th out of 10th in the Big 12 conference but they have had a major victory against the then #1 team in the nation, the Tar Heels of North Carolina.  They recently came off of a loss to now #20 ranked UCONN.

The Cyclones are coached by an old friend, TJ Otzelberger, who coached SDSU from 2016-2019, leading the Bunnies to back to back NCAA tournament appearance before taking the UNLV job.  After two rough season, he took a step up to the Big 12 and despite a 6th place finish in the Big 12, it was good enough to make the NCAA tournament, where they made a run to the Sweet 16. 

Not a bad first year.  Now they look to surprise many in the rugged Big 12.

ISU brings one of the better defenses in the nation, so UND is going to have to figure out how to score and hit shots.  They can really guard the 3 point line, which makes up for the fact that they haven't been hitting a lot of 3s to start the year.  UND is also going to have to take care of the basketball with this pressure defense that ISU will bring.

This will be a good test this week, not only against ISU, but later in the week against Portland.  

I want to see some continued progress in building momentum and confidence as we are now 2.5 weeks away from conference play.  A winning non-conference record is very much attainable and at worst should go into conference play matching their win total from last year.

Keep doing great things on defense and try and build up the offense today.  Maybe try and give these Cyclones a scare.

Game is on ESPN+

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Just now, HoopsFan03 said:

Here’s another offensive lull. Guess who’s at PG?? Nero.. I understand their defense is legit but just watch how the offense flows when Trent is in compared to Nero. Nero is not a PG

Agreed. He had a couple decent games but yeah if he’s going to play at all it’s gotta be off the ball. 

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