Wolves Break Out Brooms in Minnesota

Duluth, MN (NSUWolves.com) – The Northern State University men’s basketball team heading into 2023 with a 9-3 record this season, following their 75-73 victory over No. 21 Minnesota Duluth this afternoon.  The Wolves gave up just three turnovers in the game and held the Bulldogs to 9-of-28 from beyond the arc.

THE QUICK DETAILS
Final Score: NSU 75, UMD 73
Records: NSU 9-3 (5-1 NSIC), UMD 10-3 (6-1 NSIC)
Attendance: N/A

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Northern led 33-27 at the half and held Duluth at bay in the second as the Bulldogs began to storm back
  • UMD brought the game within two and head the ball in the final possession of the game, however solid defense by the Wolves led them to victory
  • The Wolves shot 40.3% from the floor, 34.3% from the 3-point line, and 52.9% from the foul line, while the Bulldogs shot 41.0% from the floor, 32.1% from the 3-point line, and 60.9% from the foul line
  • NSU recorded 33 rebounds, 12 assists, 12 made 3-pointers, eight steals, and four blocks, adding 22 points in the paint and 16 points off turnovers
  • Jacksen Moni led four Wolves in double figures with 27 points, while Sam Masten and Jordan Belka each tallied a double-double
  • Moni also led the team with five made 3-pointers as six Wolves knocked one down from beyond the arc

NORTHERN STATE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

  • Jacksen Moni: 27 points, 55.6 field goal%, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks
  • Sam Masten: 14 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals
  • Jordan Belka: 12 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 steals
  • Josh Dilling: 12 points, 50.0 field goal%, 2 assists, 2 rebounds

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St. Cloud, MN (NSUWolves.com) – The Northern State University men’s basketball team extended their win streak to four games on Sunday afternoon, defeating St. Cloud State on the road. The Wolves defeated the Huskies by 18 points as six scored in double figures.

THE QUICK DETAILS
Final Score: NSU 83, SCSU 65
Records: NSU 10-3 (6-1 NSIC), SCSU 5-8 (2-6 NSIC)
Attendance: 350

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Northern tallied 45 points in the first, leading 45-37 at the half, and added 38 in the second
  • The Wolves shot 46.5% from the floor, 36.3% from the 3-point line, and 100.0% from the foul line
  • They tallied a game high 39 rebounds, 23 assists, 38 points in the paint, 16 fast break points, and 12 points off turnovers
  • For the second straight contest, Northern gave up single digit turnovers, suffering just seven in the win
  • Sam Masten recorded the team’s first triple-double of the 2022-23 season, notching 14 assists, 13 points, and 11 rebounds
  • Michael Nhial led the team off the bench with 12 points and pulled down a team second best eight rebounds

NORTHERN STATE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

  • Jordan Belka: 15 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist
  • Jacksen Moni: 14 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 steal
  • Augustin Reede: 14 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 50.0 3-point field goal%
  • Sam Masten: 13 points, 14 assists, 11 rebounds
  • Trey Longstreet: 11 points, 80.0 field goal%, 3 rebounds
  • Michael Nhial: 12 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal

UP NEXT
Northern State returns to Wachs Arena next Friday and Saturday versus Augustana and Wayne State. Tip-off times are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday against the Vikings and 6 p.m. on Saturday versus the Wildcats. Visit nsuwolves.com/gameday for full game day promotions and information.