Bison Women Host North Dakota at 7 p.m. Friday
Release: November 27, 2012
|North Dakota State Women's Basketball Release|
|North Dakota Women's Basketball Release|
|Summit League Women's Basketball Release|
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North Dakota State (3-3) is scheduled to host the University of North Dakota (0-4) at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at the Bison Sports Arena (5,830) ... The teams play for the first time since the 2004 season ... The Bison split a pair of games at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout on Nov. 20-21, dropping a 73-47 decision to host Alaska-Anchorage and coming back from a 17-point deficit to defeat Prairie View A&M 61-56 ... Senior Katie Birkel was selected to the all-tournament team ... NDSU ranks 8th nationally in free throw percentage (.806) ... North Dakota State travels to Greeley, Colo., to play the University of Northern Colorado (1-3) at 2:05 p.m. Central at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion (2,955) on Sunday, Dec. 2 ... The Bears play Denver University on Nov. 29.
Hall of Fame Coach Amy Ruley to be Recognized
Amy Ruley’s Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Banner will be on display and she will be recognized at halftime during Friday night’s game and joined by 40 former Bison players ...Ruley is NDSU’s all-time winningest coach with a 671-198 record in 29 seasons for a .772 winning percentage...Directed the Bison to five NCAA Division II national championships in 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996...National runners-up in 1992...Named head coach for the Division II Women’s Basketball 25th Anniversary Team...Inducted into the North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame in June 2000 and listed 8th by Sports Illustrated’s “50 Greatest Sports Figures in North Dakota” in January 2000...Recipient of the inaugural C. Vivian Stringer Women’s Coaching Award by the United States Sports Academy in 2002...1993 WBCA Division II Coach of the Year...Had 25 straight winning seasons from 1980 to 2005, twenty 20-win seasons and 18 NCAA playoff berths...Won 10 North Central Conference championships...Her players earned nine All-America awards and four were CoSIDA Academic All-Americans...Inducted in 2004 to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and Purdue Athletics Hall of Fame...Inducted into Bison Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008...Point guard for the Boilermakers and scored the program’s first basket...Resigned from coaching in March 2009 to become an associate athletic director for development at NDSU.
This will be the 79th meeting between North Dakota State and North Dakota ... UND leads the series 41-37 including splitting four games during the 2003-04 season ... The Bison won the pair of regular season meetings a week apart in Fargo and Grand Forks ... North Dakota defeated NDSU 80-71 in the Wells Fargo Finals North Central Conference championship game in Fargo and then scored the game-winning basket with 4.4-seconds left to take a 66-65 win in the NCAA Division II North Central Regional semifinals played at St. Paul, Minn. ... This is the 32nd meeting between North Dakota State and Northern Colorado ... The Bison lead the series 29-2 including both meetings in 2003.
Bison On Radio
Friday’s North Dakota game will be on KFGO-AM 790 ... Veteran sports announcer Scott Miller will handle the play-by-play, while Jeremy Jorgenson, NDSU Director of Athletic Sales and Broadcast will serve as color analyst ... There is a 20 minute-pregame and a 20-minute postgame .... Pregame starts at 6:40 p.m. with a 7 p.m. tipoff ... Sunday’s game at Northern Colorado will be on 740 The Fan ... Veteran sports announcer Gary Rogers will handle the play-by-play ... Pregame starts at 1:40 p.m. with a 2:05 p.m. tipoff ... Scott Miller hosts Bison Feedback on KFGO-AM 790 featuring women’s basketball coach Carolyn DeHoff and men’s basketball coach Saul Phillips on Mondays 7-8 p.m. at the completion of football season.
At Home With the Bison
North Dakota State has compiled a 402-69 (.854) record at home, including a 99-30 mark inside the “Friendly Confines” over the past 10 seasons good for a .767 winning percentage ... NDSU is 2-1 this season ... The Bison averaged 866 fans over 14 home dates last season including a season high 1,788 against South Dakota State on Jan. 20, 2012.