Montana (8-4) Takes On North Dakota (4-9)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Montana 38 39 77 -5.0
  North Dakota 36 26 62 +5.0
Thu, Jan 10 2013, 06:00 PM MST

Sioux Center
Grand Forks, ND
Attendance: 1,844
TV: Big Sky TV

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The atmosphere will be tense at Sioux Center on Thursday as North Dakota hosts Montana in a Big Sky bout. The game gets underway at 8:00 EST and it will be shown on Big Sky TV.

Montana is in 1st place in the conference, North Dakota is in 7th place. The Grizzlies check in at 8-4 overall including 4-0 in the Big Sky. The Fighting Sioux maintain a record of 4-9 and are 1-3 in the conference. The RPI has the Grizzlies ranked No. 146 and the Fighting Sioux at No. 326. Montana has won four games straight. Last season, the Grizzlies lost to the Fighting Sioux 88-81. Over the last four seasons, Montana is 2-1 against North Dakota, including 0-1 at Sioux Center.

StatSmack! Montana is better than North Dakota
  • More violent crime happens per capita in Grand Forks so be careful if you visit (when compared to Missoula -- according to the FBI).
  • Montana takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than North Dakota (4 vs 0).
  • Property crime happens more often per capita in Grand Forks so you better protect your valuables if you visit (when compared to Missoula -- according to the FBI).
  • Montana is a better three-point shooting team (40.7% vs 32.3%) than North Dakota this season.
UM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Kareem Jamar 34 14 6 4 1 1 2
C+ Will Cherry 31 10 3 5 2 0 3
C+ Jordan Gregory 29 9 4 2 1 0 1
C Mathias Ward 30 14 4 1 0 0 2
C Keron DeShields 25 8 2 3 1 0 1
C- Michael Weisner 19 6 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Spencer Coleman 19 6 3 1 0 0 1
D Andy Martin 9 2 1 0 0 1 0
D Kevin Henderson 15 3 2 0 1 0 1
D Eric Hutchison 14 2 2 0 0 0 1
D- Jake Wiley 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
D- Nick Emerson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Morgan Young 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
UND Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Aaron Anderson 30 13 3 3 2 0 2
C Troy Huff 24 14 7 1 1 0 3
D+ Jamal Webb 33 8 5 3 2 0 4
D+ Josh Schuler 28 9 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Mitch Wilmer 20 7 4 0 1 1 2
D Alonzo Traylor 15 6 5 0 0 0 1
D Brandon Brekke 16 5 4 0 0 0 1
D Jordan Allard 18 4 4 1 1 1 1
D Lenny Antwi 21 5 2 1 0 0 1
D- Doug Archer 17 3 3 1 0 1 1
F Shane Benton 8 1 1 1 0 0 1
F Dan Stockdale 4 4 2 0 0 0 0

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1 Weber State 19-12 14-6
 2Montana 17-13 12-8
2 North Dakota 17-17 12-8
2 NAU 15-17 12-8
5 UNC 18-14 11-9
5 Portland State 17-15 11-9
7 EWU 15-16 10-10
7 SacSt 14-16 10-10
9 Montana State 14-17 9-11
10 Idaho State 11-18 8-12
11 Southern Utah 2-27 1-19
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2013-2014 Roster

#0 Riley Bradshaw Fr G 6-2 180
#50 Martin Breunig Jr F 6-8 210
#15 Keron DeShields Jr G 6-2 182
#0 Mario Dunn Jr. Fr G 6-0 170
#20 Nick Emerson So F 6-5 206
#0 Brandon Gfeller Fr G 6-4 180
#10 Jordan Gregory Jr G 6-2 183
#45 Eric Hutchison Sr C 6-9 245
#32 Kareem Jamar Sr G/F 6-5 210
#24 Chris Kemp Jr F 6-7 238
#0 Jack Lopez Fr G 6-5 210
#41 Andy Martin So C 7-0 225
#33 Michael Weisner Jr F 6-7 195
#0 Morgan Young Jr G 6-0 180