Moni’s Career Night Fuels Wolves Past Marauders

Bismarck, ND (  – The No. 21 Northern State University men’s basketball team broke through Tuesday evening defeating the University of Mary in the 2023-24 NSIC opener. The Wolves shot over 50.0% from the floor and the 3-point line, notching season highs in both categories. In addition, five players scored in double figures in the win.

Final Score: NSU 90, MARY 74
Records: NSU 1-4 (1-0 NSIC), MARY 2-2 (0-1 NSIC)
Attendance: 326


  • The Wolves trailed 35-33 at the half, however rallied back with 57 points in the second to secure their first win of the season
  • Northern shot 56.9% from the floor, 53.3% from the 3-point line, and 72.7% from the foul line in the game
  • They tallied a game high 20 assists, 16 made 3-pointers, and nine steals, and added 27 rebounds and one block
  • NSU scored 32 points in the paint, 23 points off 14 forced turnovers, and 11 points off the bench
  • Jacksen Moni knocked down a season and career high 31 points to lead the team
  • Josh Dilling and Augustin Reede followed with 19 and 15 points respectively as the pair each recorded five made 3-pointers
  • Dilling and Moni combined for over half of the team’s assists with eight and six respectively
  • With 11 points, Andrew Bergan led the team off the bench, hitting 4-of-4 from the field, 1-of-1 from the 3-point line, and 2-of-2 from the foul line

  • Jacksen Moni: 31 points, 66.7 field goal%, 6 assists, 4 rebounds
  • Josh Dilling: 19 points, 85.7 field goal%, 8 assists, 6 rebounds
  • Augustin Reede: 15 points, 3 assists
  • Trey Longstreet: 11 points, 62.5 field goal%, 4 steals
  • Andrew Bergan: 11 points, 100.0 field goal%, 4 rebounds

Northern State will host the Dacotah Bank Classic this Friday and Saturday from Wachs Arena. Tip-off times are set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday against Peru State College and 5 p.m. on Saturday versus Trinity Bible College.