Wolves Go Winless On The Road

Sioux Falls, S.D. (NSUWolves.com) – The Northern State University men’s basketball team battled in the second half of Friday’s NSIC contest at the University of Sioux Falls, however a 6-point first half deficit proved difficult to overcome. Neither team was very efficient shooting under 40.0% from the floor with just a combine eight made 3-pointers.

THE QUICK DETAILS

Final Score: NSU 68, USF 70

Records: NSU 13-4 (9-2 NSIC), USF 13-4 (8-3 NSIC)

Attendance: 855

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Despite poor shooting from both team is the game, Northern gave up just six turnovers and forced four
  • The scoreboard saw 17 lead changes and 12 tie games through 40 minutes of action and starters from both teams going scoreless
  • In total the Wolves shot 39.3% from the floor, 22.7% from the 3-poitn line, and 71.4% from the foul line, while the Cougars shot 39.4% from the floor, 25.0% from the 3-point line, and 68.2% from the foul line
  • Sioux Falls out-rebounded Northern State 42-37 in the game and tallied 15 assists to the Wolves eight; a season low for NSU
  • Northern recorded 36 points in the paint, eight second chance points, and nine points off turnovers
  • Four Wolves scored in double figures led by Sam Masten with 25 points and six assists, as well as a team second best six rebounds

NORTHERN STATE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

  • Sam Masten: 25 points, 50.0 field goal%, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal
  • Augustin Reede: 15 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal
  • Jacksen Moni: 13 points, 7 rebounds
  • Jordan Belka: 10 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block

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Marshall, MN (NSUWolves.com) – The Northern State University men’s basketball team was unable to bounce back following last night’s loss at Sioux Falls, dropping their Saturday contest as well to Southwest Minnesota State. The Wolves struggled to convert, scoring just 14 points in the paint and shooting a season low 33.9% from the floor.

THE QUICK DETAILS

Final Score: NSU 58, SMSU 67

Records: NSU 13-5 (9-3 NSIC), SMSU 11-6 (7-5 NSIC)

Attendance: 1098

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Southwest Minnesota State led 32-27 at the half and held that lead for all but a few minutes in the second
  • Northern tallied a game high 13 made 3-pointers in the game, however Southwest was efficient shooting nearly 50.0% from the floor, and out-rebounded NSU 45-24
  • The Wolves recorded 17 points off turnovers and added 14 assists, nine steals, and two blocks
  • Jacksen Moni led three in double figures notching 19 points, while Jordan Belka tallied a team best eight rebounds to go along with his 16 points

NORTHERN STATE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

  • Jacksen Moni: 19 points, 66.7 field goal%, 6 rebounds, 3 steals
  • Jordan Belka: 16 points, 8 rebounds
  • Sam Masten: 11 points, 8 assists

UP NEXT

Northern State returns to Wachs Arena next Friday and Saturday against Minnesota State and Concordia-St. Paul. The contests are the first of the season where the men will play first. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. on Friday versus the Mavericks and 4 p.m. on Saturday against the Golden Bears. Visit nsuwolves.com/gameday for full game day promotions and information.