Bison Women Host UMKC, Southern Utah
Release: January 26, 2011
North Dakota State (8-11, 4-5 Summit) begins the second half of the Summit League schedule to conclude a four-game homestand this weekend at the Bison Sports Arena (5,830) ... NDSU is in a four-way tie for fifth in the league standings ... The Bison have lost two straight and six of their last eight ... NDSU is 4-3 at home this season including 1-3 in league play ... North Dakota State is scheduled to host UMKC (9-11, 4-5 Summit) at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 ... The Kangaroos are 2-6 on the road this season including 1-3 in league play ... UMKC has won three straight and four of its last five games ... The Kangaroos are tied for fifth in the league standings ... North Dakota State is scheduled to host Southern Utah (11-9, 5-4 Summit) at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31 ... The Thunderbirds are 3-7 on the road this season including 2-3 in league play ... Southern Utah has lost four of its last six games ... SUU is fourth in the league standings.
Live Video/Live Audio/Live Stats
Follow on the Internet at GoBison.com with live streaming audio (Bison Radio Network), live streaming video and live in-game statistics.
This will be the ninth meeting between North Dakota State and UMKC ... The Bison lead the series 5-3 ... NDSU won the first meeting 71-59 on Dec. 29 in Kansas City ... Katie Birkel led the Bison with 20 points, while Abby Plucker grabbed 12 rebounds ... This will be the eighth meeting between North Dakota State and Southern Utah ... The Bison lead the series 5-2 ... SUU won the first meeting 82-71 in Cedar City ... NDSU was paced by Plucker’s 22 points and 14 rebounds.
At Home With the Bison
North Dakota State has compiled a 388-61 (.864) record at home, including an 117-26 mark inside the “Friendly Confines” over the past 11 seasons — good for a .818 winning percentage ... NDSU ranked No. 110 in Division I women’s basketball attendance figures compiled by the NCAA in 2010, averaging 1,277 fans over 14 home dates ... The Bison had a season-high 2,120 in attendance for the 60-48 loss to Oakland on Jan. 22.
Tickets for North Dakota State home women’s basketball games are available in advance at the Bison Sports Arena ticket office, online at GoBison.com/tickets, or toll free at (888) 231-NDSU.
Bison On Radio
790 AM of Fargo will have the game with UMKC on Saturday and Southern Utah on Monday ... The pregame will start at 4:40 p.m. Saturday and tip-off at 5 p.m. Satuday, and 6:40 p.m. and tip-off at 7 p.m. on Monday ... Scott Miller will handle the play-by-play ... NDSU Director of Athletic Broadcasting/Sales Jeremy Jorgenson will offer the color analysis ... There is a 20 minute-pregame and a 20-minute postgame ... Scott Miller hosts Bison Feedback on KFGO-AM 790 featuring women’s basketball coach Carolyn DeHoff and men’s basketball coach Saul Phillips on Tuesdays 7-8 p.m. throughout the season ... Game audio and Bison Feedback are free and available on GoBison.com.
Bison In The Summit League
North Dakota State was well represented in the Summit League statistics report released Jan. 25 (league games only) ... Individually in the top 10, Abby Plucker is 1st in rebounding (9.3 rpg), three-point shooting (.561, 23-41) and three-pointers made (2.6), 2nd in scoring (20.7 ppg), 3rd in field goal shooting (.555, 61-110) and free throw shooting (.872, 41-47), and 4th in minutes played (36.1); Katie Birkel is 3rd in assist/turnover ratio (1.7) and minutes played (36.8), and 4th in assists (4.4 apg), and Janae Burich is 3rd in blocked shots (2.3 bpg) ... Team-wise (top three), the Bison were 2nd in three-point shooting (.368, 57-155), and 3rd in field goal pct. defense (.409, 224-548), three-point field goal pct. defense (.303, 44-145), assist/turnover ratio (0.9) and field goal shooting (.457, 222-486).
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