NSU Drops a Pair During SCB Classic

Aberdeen, SD (NSUWolves.com) – The No. 21 Northern State University men’s basketball team dropped a back-and-forth battle to Emmanuel University on Friday evening. The Wolves held the lead a handful of times, however the game slipped away in the second half.
Final Score: NSU 53, EU 65
Records: NSU 0-3, EU 2-1
Attendance: 2157
  • The Wolves and Tigers traded leads throughout the first half, with Emmanuel holding the upper hand, 33-30 at the break
  • EU out-scored NSU by 11 in the second half, shooting 45.5% from the floor and 50.0% from the 3-point line
  • Northern tallied a game leading 23 points off turnovers, 12 second chance points, and seven made 3-pointers, as well as ten assists
  • They added 25 rebounds, six steals, and one block, in addition to 26 points in the paint and eight points off the bench
  • The Wolves shot 33.3% from the floor, 25.0% from the 3-point line, and 66.7% from the foul line in the game
  • Michael Nhial led two in double figures with a season high 15 points and eight rebounds, hitting 6-of-12 from the floor
  • Josh Dilling dished out a team best five assists, while Augustin Reede led the team from the arc with three made 3-pointers
  • Michael Nhial: 15 points, 50.0 FG%, 8 rebounds
  • Augustin Reede: 11 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
  • Josh Dilling: 9 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds


Aberdeen, SD (NSUWolves.com) – The No. 21 Northern State University men’s basketball team held a 5-point lead in the second half against Upper Iowa, however, could not come away with their first win of the 2023-24 season. Jacksen Moni dropped a season high 29 points in the contest and earned Small College Basketball Champions Classic All-Tournament team accolades.

Final Score: NSU 78, UIU 84
Records: NSU 0-4, UIU 2-2
Attendance: 2077


  • Northern was out-scored in each half by Upper Iowa, recording 38 points in the first and 40 in the second
  • The Wolves shot 43.1% from the floor, 34.6% from the 3-point line, and 86.7% from the foul line in the game, scoring 34 points in the paint, seven points off turnovers, and seven points off nine offense boards
  • They tallied 35 rebounds, nine made 3-pointers, three blocks, and a game high 15 assists
  • The Peacocks forced eight Wolf turnovers resulting in 11 points and out-rebounded NSU by six
  • Moni led four of the five starters in double figures, knocking down 29 points and ten rebounds for his first double-double of the season
  • Moni’s high school teammate, Michael Nhial also notched a double-double with ten points and ten rebounds
  • Josh Dilling and Trey Longstreet added 20 and 12 points apiece and a combined 11 of the team’s 15 assists

  • Jacksen Moni: 29 points, 42.1 FG%, 10 rebounds
  • Josh Dilling: 20 points, 50.0 FG%, 7 assists
  • Trey Longstreet: 12 points (career high), 50.0 FG%, 4 assists
  • Michael Nhial: 10 points, 44.4 FG%, 10 rebounds

The Wolves open NSIC play on Tuesday, November 21 visiting the University of Mary. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. in Bismarck. Northern will then host Peru State and Trinity Bible for the Dacotah Bank Classic November 24 and 25 with tip-off times set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday.