Wolves [MBB] Goes 0-2 In Missouri

St. Joseph, MO (NSUWolves.com) – The No. 21 Northern State University men’s basketball rallied back in the second half of their 2023-24 season opener, however came up short versus No. 1 Northwest Missouri State. Efficiency was the key in the contest as the Bearcats shot 44.2% from the floor to the Wolves 34.0% and gave up just five turnovers to the Wolves 13.

Final Score: NSU 47, NWMSU 65
Records: NSU 0-1, NWMSU 1-0
Attendance: N/A


  • Northern tallied 20 points in the first and 27 points in the second, shooting a game high 36.4% from the floor in the final 20 minutes
  • The Wolves tallied 31 rebounds, six assists, six made 3-pointers, three steals, and two blocks in the loss
  • They scored 11 second chance points off ten offensive boards, as well as nine points off the bench, eight points in the paint, and five points off turnovers
  • The Bearcats capitalized off the Wolves mistakes, scoring 15 points off turnovers
  • NSU shot 34.0% from the floor, 26.1% from the 3-point line, and 52.9% from the free throw line in the game
  • Jacksen Moni and Josh Dilling scored in double figures, notching 20 and 11 points respectively, while Dilling pulled down a team leading seven boards
  • Kobe Busch led NSU off the bench with six points, six rebounds, and one steal, while Trey Longstreet dished out a team leading four assists
  • Jacksen Moni: 20 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
  • Josh Dilling: 11 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

St. Joseph, MO (NSUWolves.com) – Despite a valent second half comeback, the No. 21 Northern State University men’s basketball team fell to Missouri Western State in regional action on Saturday. The Wolves tallied a game high 44 points in the final 20 minutes of play, however poor shooting from beyond the arc stifled the offense.

Final Score: NSU 72, MWSU 75
Records: NSU 0-2, MWSU 2-0
Attendance: 1492


  • The Wolves trailed 35-28 at the half and rallied to out-score the Griffons 44-40 in the second however it was not enough
  • Northern shot 43.3% from the floor, 48.4% in the second half, and 80.0% from the foul line, but was unable to record a long range score going 0-of-26 from beyond the arc
  • NSU combined for 35 rebounds, six assists, three steals, and three blocks in the game
  • They scored a game high 46 points in the paint and seven points off turnovers, as well as eight points off the bench, on fast break, and off offensive boards
  • Josh Dilling dropped a career high 28 points, shooting 62.5% from the floor and playing 35 minutes
  • Jacksen Moni nearly recorded a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds, as well as a team leading four assists
  • Trey Longstreet led the team off the bench with six points and two blocks in the game that saw only seven Wolves take the floor

  • Josh Dilling: 28 points, 62.5% FG%, 3 rebounds
  • Jacksen Moni: 12 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists

Northern makes their home debut next Friday and Saturday from Wachs Arena. NSU host the Small College Basketball Champions Classic feature two NCAA Division III and two NCAA Division II contests each day. The Wolves will tip-off at 7:30 p.m. each day facing Emmanuel University out of Georgia on Friday and a familiar foe Upper Iowa on Saturday.