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Pepper Thorlakson, KFOG—excerpts of radio play-by-play

 

Following two disappointing losses, North Dakota State enters tonight’s game in tenuous position. Should they lose a 3rd straight game tonight, they will drop yet another notch in the league since South Dakota is just a half-game behind them going into this game. The Coyotes are led offensively by C Roland Mullahon who is averaging 16.8 ppg.
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Kevin Brinker sinks both free throws to give the Bison an 11-0 lead with 14:24 to play in the half.
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Erik Pettway steps in front of Hall and steals the ball. A great outlet pass to Yeaton who drives up court and lays it in to score South Dakota’s first points and cut the lead to 13-2. The Bison inbound the ball with 13:21 to go in the half.
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As the Bison press, Jones takes the inbound pass for the Coyotes, his pass is picked off by Haywood who tosses a sweet ally-oop pass to Kelsey Brown who jams it down. Brown was fouled on the shot. He drops in the free throw to give the Bison a 16-5 lead.
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The Bison work the ball around, Dickerson takes the pass down low. He flips it over to Hall who puts up a 10 foot jumper that swishes through the silk to put North Dakota State ahead 25-11 with 6-1/2 minutes left in the half.
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The buzzer sounds. The score at the half, North Dakota State-29, South Dakota-19. 
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Both teams his under 40% of their field goal attempts in the first half, but the Bison forced the Coyotes to turn the ball over 14 times while NDSU had just 6 turnovers. PF James Hall led the scoring for the Bison with 10 points.
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Another whistle against the Bison. That’s 4 in the first 81 seconds of the 2nd half. Coach Bolton is all over the refs. But Mulholland will go to the line for the Pioneers. He drops in both shots.
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Another foul on the Bison. Webb hits both shots to cut the lead to 29-23 with 18:10 to go in the game. That’s 5 fouls in less than 2 minutes.
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James Hall picks up his 3rd foul. 6 team fouls with 17:22 to go. Bolton is yelling at the refs, but they don’t tag him with a technical.
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Another foul! 7 now with 16:24 to go so the Coyotes are already in the bonus. Mulholland returns the line. He makes the first but misses the second to make the score 29-24.
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That’s the 7th team foul against the Coyotes. Kelsey Brown goes to the line for a one-and-one. With 10:44 remaining, he converts both shots to give the Bison a 45-35 lead.
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Miller drives and pulls up. His shot is off the rim, but Hall grabs the rebound and stuffs it in to make it 47-35.
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The refs continue to wet their whistles. That puts Colin Shannon on the line. He makes both shots to make it 59-50 with 4:55 to go.
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With just over a minute to play, South Dakota is forced to foul. Colin Shannon toes the line. He sinks the first, and now the 2nd drops as well making it 68-59.
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The Coyotes cut the lead to 5 points. Can the Bison hold them off?
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South Dakota’s last minute effort comes up short and the Bison come away with a 72-67 victory on the road. 
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For North Dakota State, PF James Hall scored 14 and reserve SG Kelsey Brown added 10. PG Colin Shannon scored 8, but also had 5 assists, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals. The win keeps the Bison in 5th place in the Summit League with an 8-7 record and one game to play.
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PT: We have PG Colin Shannon with us. Colin, this was a big turn-around for team tonight. What was the difference from the previous two games?
CS: We were just tired of losing and embarrassed by our play lately. So I think the team pulled together to gain and maintain control of this game from the very beginning. James Hall was big for us early. Then when the refs teamed up against us early in the 2nd half, we never let it get us down. In fact, it made us dig deeper. We got scoring from throughout the lineup. Each time the Coyotes made a run, we were able to turn them back because no matter who was on the court for us, we all were intent on ensuring we won this game.
PT: What do you think of your chances in the Summit League tournament?
CS: We have to lock down our final game at home before thinking about the league tournament. But We know we can beat any team in the conference. There is no prohibitive favorite this year, so we just have to focus on each game we play and play together as a team like we did tonight.
PT: The team has made significant improvement this year. What do you attribute the difference to?
CS: Foremost, Coach Bolton has brought a new approach and attitude. Coach demands 100% effort. After our last two games, he lit a fire under us. My first 3 years here were kinda tough since we were the doormats each year. But it’s been fun playing and winning this year. I think that success breeds success so while I will be gone next year, I fully expect this team to make further advances next season. Even though we’re losing 3 starters, we’ve had good support off the bench and those guys are ready to step in next year. It was nice seeing Kelsey Brown, a freshman who is still getting used to Division I college ball, come in and play such a good game off the bench tonight. 
PT: Thank Colin and good luck the rest of the season.


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NDSU News, college newspaper

 

Bison Stampede Over Jaguars

 

The Bison ended their regular season by hosting the cellar-dwellling IUPUI Jaguars last night. Midway through the first half, NDSU took a double-digit lead. They combined a solid defense that limited the Jaguars shooting to 35% and forced 11 turnovers together with offensive aggressiveness that resulting in NDSU dropping in 50% of their shots. By the end of the first half, the Bison led 41-25. SF Brandon Tracy was high point man with 13 points, and he also pulled down 4 rebounds and blocked 2 shots.

In the second half, the Bison continued to roll and they opened up a 29-point lead just 6 minutes into the final half. From that point they coasted to an 82-52 beat down of the Jaguars. Brandon Tracy led their scoring with 19 points. PG David Miller came off the bench to score 11. 

The win catapulted the team into a 2nd place tie in the Summit League standings. They finished the regular season with a 15-12 record overall and a 9-7 league record.

After the game, it was announced that PG Colin Shannon suffered a mild concussion and will be held out of practice, but is expected to be ready for NDSU’s first league tournament game.

Summit League Final Standings:


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NDSU News, Kyle Partington, sports reporter

 

The Summit Tourney Gets Underway

The first day of the Summit League Tournament played out yesterday. 

#1 seed Western Illinois jumped out on top of 8th seed Nebraska-Omaha and never looked back. The Leathernecks held a 46-29 advantage at the half and opened as much as a 23 point lead before putting away the Mavericks by the final score of 84-64. Western Illinois hit 55% of their FG attempts and an amazing 79% of their 3’s while out-rebounding Nebraska-Omaha 33-21. Five Leathernecks players scored in double figures, led by SF Calvin Thomas’ 16 points. The Mavericks’ SF Albert Callahan led all scorers with 17 points.

Denver, the #2 seed, trailed the #7 seed South Dakota by 3 points at the half. But the Pioneers got their offense in gear in the 2nd half and built a 17-point lead before settling for a 73-60 victory. The Coyotes threw away their chance for an upset by making 27 turnovers. SG Derrick Williams scored 19 points for Denver while C Roland Mullahon dropped in 18 points for South Dakota.

The first half between the evenly matched #4 seed IFPW and #5 seed South Dakota State was a dog-fight throughout the entire 20 minutes of play, with IFPW coming away with a slim 31-30 halftime lead. But South Dakota State dominated the boards by the tune of 28-19 plus got to the foul line 9 more times in the game, scoring 10 more points on free throws. The allowed them to pull away in the 2nd half. The Coyotes beat the Mastadons 75-66. SG Darrell Toton led the Coyotes offensively with 19 points. For IFPW, C LyRyan Canty and SG Armand Marsh both scored 11 points.

North Dakota State, which finished league play in a 4 way tie for 2nd place, was the 3rd seed and was matched against the 6th seed, Oral Roberts. During the regular season, the Bison split two games with the Golden Eagles. Each team prevailed on their home court. 

The Bison came out on fire offensively and opened a 20-9 lead in the first 8 minutes of play. At that point PG Colin Shannon got into foul trouble and was replaced by David Miller who popped in 14 points in his first 9 minutes on the floor. NDSU finished the half up 44-29, hitting 62% of their shots while dishing out 16 assists.

While their offensive productivity dropped off in the 2nd half, the Bison held onto a double digit lead throughout the half. Coach Bolton substituted liberally as NDSU pulled away for a 74-57 beat down of the Golden Eagles.

Reserve David Miller led the Bison attack with 19 points. SF Brandon Tracy scored 14 and PG Colin Shannon added 13. SG Kevin Brinker scored just 4 points but had 6 steals and 2 blocks to go along with 4 rebounds. Oral Roberts was led by SG Roland Hayes with 20 points.


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KFGO Radio Sports: Tyler Baines Bison Sports Talk

 

Earlier tonight the semi-finals of the Summit League matched Western Illinois against South Dakota State and North Dakota State against Denver.

Western Illinois demonstrated why they were the class of the league this year by steadily pulling away from and downing the Jackrabbits 68-55. SF Calvin Thomas scored 15 for the Leathernecks while the games top scorer was reserve guard Chris Kerlin for South Dakota State. Kerlin finished the game with 16 points. 

The Denver Pioneers and our local Bison team split their 2 regular season games with both teams winning on their home courts. SG Derrick Williams came into the game averaging 17.4 ppg for Denver. Surprisingly though, Williams didn’t start for the Pioneers. While Denver’s coaching staff was mum about this surprising action, there was a rumor Williams was benched for his post game comments after the Pioneers 1st round victory in which he made derogatory remarks about South Dakota’s guard play.

The refs saddled the Bison with 6 team fouls in the first 4 minutes of play, sending SF Brandon Tracy to the bench with 2 fouls. The Bison were called for their 7th foul a minute later, sending the Pioneers to the line for one-and-ones early. While NDSU held a small lead throughout most of the first half, the fouls proliferated allowing the Pioneers to move ahead late in the half and take a 38-32 halftime advantage. Reserve SG Kelsey Brown was the top scorer for the Bison with 7 points while SG Dionsio Houston dropped in 11 points for Denver.

Early in the 2nd half, the Bison fell behind by 13 points. The Bison gamely hung in and gradually whittled away at the lead. With 3 minutes to play they trailed by just 3 points. Neither team could score after that, but with 23 seconds remaining, NDSU called their final time out. A 3-point play was set up but David Miller’s shot was far off the mark. The Bison pulled down the rebound and worked the ball around before Evan Williams drove to the basket trying to score and get fouled on the play. Neither goal was successful, but Brandon Tracy muscled down the rebound and fired it outside to David Miller who put up a desperate 3-point shot with 2 seconds on the clock. The balls went off the backboard and into the net to tie the game at 62-62 and send the teams into overtime.

Denver scored 7 points in the first 2 minutes of overtime while the Bison were held scoreless. NDSU scored their first points of the OT with just over a minute to play but then trailed 70-64. Another bucket by the Bison was too little, too late and they fell by the score of 71-66, ending their season.

The difference in the game ultimately was fouls and free throws. Reserve PF Evan Williams led the Bison scoring with 10 points. Bison starters combined for just 25 points. SG Dionsio Houston led all scorers with 18 points. The Pioneers C Joel Blake hauled down 11 rebounds.

Now let’s hear from callers. First we have Norvil on the line. What you have for us, Norvil?

Norvil: The league oughta fire those refs. I think they were being paid by Denver.

Tyler: Next we have a frequent caller, Buzz:

Buzz: Yeah, I agree that we got robbed tonight, but overall I think we have to look at this season as a big turn-around for NDSU basketball. The team finished with 16 wins which is more than double what the Bison were recording in each of the years before Coach Bolton came to us.

Tyler: Thanks, Buzz. Here’s Al from his ranch:

Al: Damn, I really thought the Bison could pull off 3 wins in the tournament and make it to the Big Dance. Guess we have to wait until next year now.

Tyler: Yes, I’m pretty sure they won’t get into any of the post-season tournaments even though they have a 16-13 season record. Finally, here’s Sue:

Sue: I attended all of our home games this season. Our starters did pretty well, but I was particularly impressed with 2 reserves. Evan Williams and David Miller came in and put points on the board nearly every game. I expect they will get more playing time next season and together with Brandon Tracy, James Hall and maybe Kelsey Brown, could give us a solid starting lineup in the coming season.

Tyler: I agree that this year was a huge improvement for the Bison and has laid the foundation for more success next season. Hopefully, Coach Bolton can bring in at least one recruit who will be able to step right in and help lift the team to the next level.


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Tonight, the Western Illinois Leathernecks earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament by winning the Summit League Championship by the score of 73-70 over the Denver Pioneers. PG Dante Porter scored 33 points to carry the Leathernecks to their win. SG Derrick Williams scored 24 in Denver’s losing effort.


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NDSU News, college newspaper

 

North Dakota State Player Stats:

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North Dakota State Team Stats:


PPG: 67.4 to opponents’ 65.8
RPG: 28.8 to opponents’ 27.4
TOPG: 16.4 to opponents’ 16.0


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Fargo Forum newspaper excerpts

 

• Western Illinois #13 seed playing #4 seed Illinois at the Chicago regional of the NCAA Tournament.

• Western Illinois held a 9 point lead in the first half and finished the half ahead by a score of 38-33. But Illinois clamped down defensively in the 2nd half to pull away for an easy 76-54 victory, thus ending the Summit League’s post-season play. SF Calvin Thomas scored 13 for Western Illinois. 

• Post-Season Tournament Champions:

NCAA Championship: North Carolina-77, Georgia Tech-73

NIT Championship: Mississippi State-71, Georgetown-69

CIT Championship: Maryland-93, Virginia-89


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Bison Basketball Recruiting Concludes

Yesterday, North Dakota State announced the filling of their final scholarship for the Bison basketball team next season. Ed Doss, a JC player out of New Jersey will join Jared Bedard and Brian Degala as next year’s newest players. A summary for each of the three players follows:

PF Ed Doss, JC So, North Brunswick, NJ, 2.2 GPA; 17.0 ppg, 3.4 apg, 7.3 rpg, 1.6 spg, 1.8 bpg; Prolific scorer with an excellent inside shot and very good outside shot, Very strong defender, Not a leader but doesn’t cause problems either; Ranked #192 nationally, Overall rating: B.

PG Jared Bedard, HS Sr, Fargo, ND, 2.8 GPA, 1050 SAT; 14.3 ppg, 4.7 apg, 5.1 rpg, 3.7 spg, 1.9 bpg; Very good scorer with a sweet outside shot, Excellent passer and very good ball handling skills, Gets lots of steals, talented player who could work harder, Top 25 at Houston Classic; Ranked #810 nationally, Overall rating: C.

SG Brian Degala, HS Sr, Cooperstown, ND, 2.9 GPA, 1040 SAT; 11.8 ppg, 3.8 apg, 4.0 rpg, 3.1 spg, 2.2 bpg; Excellent outside shooter, Very good passer, Gets lots of steals, Very good athleticism, Not a leader but doesn’t cause problems either, Talented player who would work harder; Ranked #1247 nationally, Overall Rating: C.

Coach Tad Bolton said, “We were really pleased to pick up a couple strong guards last fall, particularly since Colin Shannon and Kevin Brinker are graduating. Getting an experienced interior player this week was a real bonus and should provide us with more depth inside this coming season.


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“Unofficial NorDakStater”—a blog by Ron Slocum

 

Basketball season has been over for more than a month, but there has been some news coming from the Athletic Department this week.

• After firing the second assistant coach, Mike Mitchell has been hired for that position. Its reported he has some strong recruiting skills. Mitchell was a 3rd assistant at Middle Tennessee last season, so will need to quickly come up to speed on high school teams in the upper Midwest.
• The Athletic Department seems to be pleased with Coach Bolton’s first season as head coach. He has been given a new 4-year contract with a raise to $84,000/year.
• Apparently Coach Bolton requested the board make improvements to facilities. I’ve learned that they approved the request (and facilities will improve from a D rating to C).
• School prestige for the basketball program is now 6 and Summit League basketball prestige is now 14.
• Unofficially it’s been indicated that the basketball program purchased the basic scouting report for the Great Plains Region and that they will attend the Houston Classic camp this summer.


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Press Release from the North Dakota State Athletic Department

 

Fargo, October 1—North Dakota State’s men’s basketball team’s pre-conference schedule has been finalized for this season. Six of the eleven games will be at home in the Bison Sports Arena and include teams from across the breadth of the country. Last season the Bison finished tied for 2nd place in the Summit League. Come root for the Bison as they challenge for the league championship this year. Season tickets are still available by contacting the Athletic Department or going online through North Dakota State’s website. Season tickets include home games against all of the other 8 teams in the Summit League.

Pre-Conference Schedule:

@ Northeastern
TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO
ST. PETER’S
@ Northern Iowa
@ Liberty
@ Lafayette
TEXAS SOUTHERN
FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON
COLORADO ST.
ST. MARY’S
@Bryant


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KFGO Radio Sports: Tyler Baines Bison Sports Talk

 

I know we’ve been focused totally on North Dakota State football for the past few months, but today there was some news on the basketball front. It was announced today that the Bison basketball program has landed its first recruit this fall. He’s a high school senior from Texas by the name of Derick Knight. Knight is 6-8 and as a junior last year, he scored 15.7 ppg and pulled down 9.3 rpg for Odem (Texas) High School. 

Mike Mitchell, the new 2nd assistant coach and primary recruiter for NDSU, said, “We’re really happy to have Mike joining us next season. We didn’t think we had a chance to land him, but he warmed up to us late this summer and then Coach Bolton’s visits to his home cemented the relationship.” Mitchell indicated that the most impressive components of Knight’s game are outstanding rebounding skills and inside shooting abilities. But Knight is also a skilled defender with strong shot-blocking and stealing capabilities. With the ball he not only is a good scorer but has highly developed passing skills. He has a high level of athleticism. Knight is presently ranked as the 184th best recruit in the country.

The Bison still have 2 scholarships to fill and Mitchell advised, “We’re in the hunt for another interior player and developing a relationship with a highly ranked SF, but don’t anticipate signing another player until spring.”


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“Unofficial NorDakStater”—a blog by Ron Slocum

 

I’ve learned from a trusted unidentified source that Bison basketball practices and scrimmages have been very intense this year. It seems that the level of competition has resulted in tussles, hot words, and a few near all-out fights. While Coach Bolton is reported to be a laid back disciplinarian, he’s had to call some of the players into his office for counseling. While its believed that last year’s two remaining starters, SF Brandon Tracy and PF James Hall, have the inside track at continuing as starters this season, the other positions are wide open for starting roles. Depth at all positions appears to be greater this season than last.


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KFGO Radio Interview with Rory Rockwell

 

RR: This morning we have the head coach of the North Dakota State Bison basketball team with us. Tad Bolton is entering his second year as coach for the Bison. Welcome, Coach Bolton.

TB: Thanks Rory. It’s good to be here.

RR: Last season, Coach, your team won 16 games and tied for 2nd in the Summit. That was a dramatic improvement over how the Bison had performed for many years. Do you see a continuance of that improvement this season?

TB: That’s hard to predict. I think we’ve added depth this season, so while I’m hopeful, we still need to gel as a team this season after losing three starters from last year’s team.

RR: Are the three new players you recruited last year ready to step in?

TB: Yes, I think each one of them will contribute this season even though they still need to learn the system more. Ed Doss played JC ball so has maturity and should pick up a lot of minutes buoying our interior. Jared Bedard and Brian Degala, both guards and freshmen, are very talented and I believe they will rapidly develop as the season progresses. In fact, Jared nearly won a starting position and may well become a starter soon.

RR: So, who will be starting for the Bison in tomorrow’s first game?

TB: At times, I felt like I could throw darts at the board to select the starting lineup since we have no one who is our go-to guy. Players have been hot one day and cold the next, so it’s been hard to know who will show up each game for us. 

RR: You HAVE selected starters, haven’t you?

TB: (Laughing). Yes, Rory, we have a lineup for game one, but I expect we will be experimenting with different combinations throughout much of our pre-conference play. Brandon Tracy is one of our steadiest players and will start again at SF. Michael Daniels, played well off the bench last year, so he will likely see a fair number of minutes off the bench at SF. We also may go with a small lineup at certain parts of the game and several of our guards can be slotted in at the 3 position. David Miller has been producing offensively for us and will start at PG. David may see quite a bit of time at the 2 position as well this season. At SG Kelsey Brown will start in game one. But he’s needs to gain some consistency or Miller may start at the 2 and, as I previously mentioned, freshman Jared Bedard could move in as a starter at PG. James Winter, who redshirted last season, has shown a lot of growth and will help us off the bench at PG. Freshman Brian Degala needs to get more comfortable with our system, but should gain in minutes at SG as the season progresses. Evan Williams has been productive offensively again and will start at PF. The center position is a toss-up for us. I’m starting Jaron Dickerson in game one, but James Hall is fighting to get back to his usual starter status and could take over there in future games. Ed Doss and C.J. Robertson will back us inside. Thus far we seem to be producing more points from outside. I’d like to see our interior players be more aggressive offensively and also haul down more rebounds. We’re going to continue to work with the entire group on this and see who responds best.

RR: Are you ready to take on Northeastern in game one?
 
TB: You’re never as ready as you’d like beginning the season and to start it off on the road makes it a bigger hurdle to jump, but I expect our guys to make a good showing against the Huskies.


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Brad Sedgewick, Sports Reporter for WVLY TV

 

Tonight the North Dakota State Bison basketball team travelled to Boston to kick off their season by taking on the Northeastern Huskies.

Throughout the first half, the Bison were stone cold from the field and played from behind for most of the half. They hit just 23% of their shots in the half. Fortunately, they got to the line 19 times where they scored 16 points allowing them to keep in the game and trail at the half by just 3 points at 30-27. SG Kelsey Brown was the top scorer for the Bison with 6 points.

NDSU’s shooting didn’t improve much early in the second half, but they stayed close and finally tied the game at 48-48 with just under 8 minutes to play. They then took a 58-56 lead when Brandon Tracy hit a long 3 with 3:55 to go. On the ensuing possession, Tracy stole a pass and pushed it ahead to Evan Williams who jammed home a shot that put the Bison on top by 4 points. The Huskies were then charged with a 3-second violation and the Bison made them pay when David Miller brought the ball up, drove to the hole, pulled up and hit an 8 foot jumper to give NDSU a 6 point lead at the 3:21 point. The Bison continued to play solid defense and pushed their lead to 9 with 1-1/2 minutes left. Miler hit a late 3 to make the final margin of victory 74-62.

North Dakota State shot the lights out in the final 10 minutes to increase their overall shooting for the game to 44%. They turned the ball over just 13 times while forcing Northeastern into 23 turnovers. PF Evan Williams led their scoring with 13 points, while PG David Miller and SG Kelsey Brown both scored 10. Brown also pulled down 8 rebounds. C Jaron Dickerson scored 9 and PF/C James Hall and PF/C Ed Doss added 8 each. 

Coach Tad Bolton said he was pleased by his team never letting down even though they weren’t hitting their shots and with their late-game comeback.

The Bison return home to host Texas-San Antonio this Thursday night.


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Bison Run Away from Roadrunners

Returning home after an opening game win over Northeastern, the Bison basketball team played their first home game of the season against the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners last night. 

The starting lineup was the same as their first game with the exception of James Hall taking over at the center position.

After just 8 minutes of play the Bison held a double-digit lead. By hitting 53% of their shots while holding the Roadrunners to 29% shooting, North Dakota State built a 44-25 halftime advantage. Two newcomers to the Bison led their scoring. PF/C Ed Doss scored 13 and SG Brian Degala dropped in 9 points.

The Bison built a 30-point lead before Coach Bolton played the entire bench extensively. That allowed the Roadrunners to cut the lead but North Dakota still ended up with an easy 84-70 win. 

PF/C Ed Doss scored 15 while the trio of SF Brandon Tracy, C/PF James Hall, and SG Brian Degala each scored 10 points. PG James Winter and PG Jared Bedard both added 8 points. As in their first game the Bison held a distinct advantage in turnovers (10 vs 19).

The St. Peter’s Peacocks come to Fargo to challenge the 2-0 Bison this coming Monday night.


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I made it over to the Bison Sports Arena last night to watch the Bison take on the mighty Peacocks from St. Peter’s. The game matched up two undefeated teams. 

The Bison capitalized on turnovers and great shooting early to take an 11-5 lead in the first 3 minutes of play. North Dakota State continued to gradually expand their lead by way of a stingy defense that held St. Peter’s shooting to 32% and forced 12 the Peacocks to turn the ball over 12 times. By the time the first half ended, the Bison sported a 37-23 advantage. NDSU’s two starting guards, David Miller and Kelsey Brown, scored 10 and 8 points, respectively.

By the 14:22 mark in the 2nd half the Bison opened a 51-29 lead as their defense continued to bedevil the Peacocks. At that point St. Peter’s players began to drop in their shots, narrowing the lead to 12 points before the Bison buoyed themselves and finished with a 77-62 victory.

The Bison hit 52% of their shots and held a 22-12 turnover advantage. PF Evan Williams topped their scoring with 22 points. PG David Miller scored 16 and SG Kelsey Brown added 13. 

I caught up to Coach Tad Bolton who said that while he’s very pleased with how the Bison have been playing and their 3-0 start, they are now entering a particularly tough part of their schedule where they will play three straight games on the road.





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