Bison Host Oral Roberts in Play 4Kay Game Saturday; Entertain Southern Utah on Monday
Release: February 02, 2012
|NDSU Women's Basketball Release|
|Oral Roberts Women's Basketball Release|
|Southern Utah Women's Basketball Release|
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North Dakota State (8-15, 5-6 Summit League) is scheduled to host Oral Roberts (14-8, 8-3 Summit League) at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Bison Sports Arena (5,830) in the WBCA Play 4Kay breast cancer awareness game ... The Bison currently sit in sixth place in the league standings ... NDSU is 5-5 at home this season including a 3-2 record in league play ... ORU is in second place in the Summit League behind South Dakota State ... The Golden Eagles are 5-5 on the road this season including a 2-2 record in league play ... North Dakota State is scheduled to host Southern Utah (5-17, 1-10 Summit) at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 ... The Thunderbirds are 2-10 on the road this season including a 0-5 record in league play ... SUU plays at South Dakota State on Saturday ... In the NCAA statistics released Jan. 31, 6-foot-5 center Janae Burich is 15th in blocked shots (2.8 bpg) and 5-11 guard Hannah Linz ,”The Sniper”, was 34th in three-point shooting (38.6%) and ... Over the last nine Summit League games, Burich is averaging 13.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.2 blocked shots per game ... Linz, a cancer survivor, is 6th in three-pointers attempted (347) and tied for 7th in three-pointers made (117) at NDSU all-time ... Time change to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 for South Dakota State game in Brookings.
WBCA Play 4Kay Breast Cancer Awareness
North Dakota State head coach Carolyn DeHoff will donate $1 for every fan in attendance for the WBCA Play4Kay breast cancer awareness game on Saturday, Feb. 4, to the Sanford Health Roger Maris Cancer Center ... State Farm agent Jill Henning will donate $100 for every three-point field goal the Bison make ... Tables will be set up for fans to make dollar donations for each three-pointer made ... Fans can donate to have a love one’s name on the video remembrance board in between games ... Fans are encouraged to wear pink. North Dakota State will be wearing pink uniforms ... The cheer team and Thundar will be wearing pink accessories ... North Dakota State athletics will also celebrate National Girl & Women in Sport Day ... Student-athletes from the Volleyball, softball, women’s basketball, women’s golf team will be signing autographs in between the men’s and women’s games.
This will be the 11th meeting between North Dakota State and Oral Roberts in a series that started in 2006 ... The Golden Eagles lead the series 6-4 ... NDSU has lost four straight in the series ... ORU won 77-70 on 92-66 in Tulsa on Jan. 9 ... Janae Burich scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Bison, while Kevi Luper poured in a game-high 25 points for Oral Roberts ... This will be the 10th meeting between North Dakota State and Southern Utah in a series that started in 2008 ... The Bison lead the series 7-2 ... NDSU won 80-68 on Jan. 7 in Cedar City ... Jamie Van Kirk scored 17 points and Abby Plucker pulled down 13 rebounds for the Bison, while Tayler Anderson scored 13 points and Kimie Hawkins snared 14 rebounds for the Thunderbirds.
Plucker Reaches 1,000 Points in Bison Career
North Dakota State University forward Abby Plucker became the 29th women’s basketball player to reach 1,000 career points with 14:13 left in the first half on a three-pointer at UNLV on Dec. 19, 2011 ... Plucker, a 5-foot-11 senior from Parker, S.D., enters Friday with 1,110 points in 117 career games and ranks 25th all-time ... She leads the team in scoring (10.2 ppg) and rebounding (7.8 rpg) in 23 starts ... Plucker and Hannah Linz have started in all 22 games for NDSU this season.
Bison On Radio
Saturday and Monday’s games will be on KFGO-AM 790 ... The pregame Saturday will start at 4:40 p.m. with a 5 p.m. tipoff ... The pregame Monday will start at 6:40 p.m. with a 7 p.m. tipoff ... Veteran sportscaster 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 and through the NDSU Bison mobile app for Android, iPhone and iPod Touch devices with a one-time premium purchase of $4.99.
Bison On the Internet
Live video is available by subscription to NDSU All Access on GoBison.com ... Prices are $9.95 for a monthly subscription, $29.95 for four months, and $79.95 annually ... Live stats are available on GoBison.com free of charge and also through the NDSU Bison mobile app for Android, iPhone and iPod Touch devices.
At Home With the Bison
North Dakota State has compiled a 397-67 (.856) record at home, including an 109-29 mark inside the “Friendly Confines” over the past 10 seasons good for a .790 winning percentage ... The Bison are averaging 872 fans over 10 home dates this season including a season high 1,788 against South Dakota State on Jan. 20, 2012 ... NDSU ranked No. 102 in Division I women’s basketball attendance figures compiled by the NCAA in 2011, averaging 1,318 fans over 12 home dates.
Burich and the Blocked Shot
North Dakota State 6-foot-5 junior center Janae Burich tied the school single-game record of seven blocked shots in the 77-70 win over IPFW on Dec. 29 in the Bison Sports Arena ... She tied the record last season vs. IUPUI and shares the record with five other players ... Burich has 67 blocked shots this season ... On the NDSU career charts, Burich is 1st in blocks per game average (2.4 bpg) and 4th in blocked shots (186) in 75 career games.