Bison Women Travel to South Dakota, UMKC
Release: February 08, 2012
North Dakota State (9-16, 6-7 Summit League) is scheduled to play at South Dakota (16-6, 7-5 Summit League) at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in the DakotaDome (10,000) ... The game will be broadcast by Midco Sports Net ... The Bison currently sit in eighth place in the league standings ... NDSU is 2-8 on the road this season including a 2-4 record in league play ... USD is third in the league standings ... The Coyotes are 10-1 at home this season including a 4-1 record in league play ... North Dakota State is scheduled to play UMKC (15-9, 6-6 Summit League) at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in the Swinney Recreation Center (1,504) ... The Kangaroos are tied for fourth in the league standings ... UMKC is 9-2 at home this season including a 4-1 record in league play ... In the NCAA statistics released Feb. 6, 6-foot-5 center Janae Burich is 14th in blocked shots (2.9 bpg) and 5-11 guard Hannah Linz ,”The Sniper”, was 17th in three-point shooting (40.6%) ... Over the last 11 Summit League games, Burich is averaging 14.4 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.2 blocked shots per game ... Linz is 4th in three-pointers attempted (365) and 6th in three-pointers made (125) at NDSU all-time ... Time change to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 for South Dakota State game in Brookings.
Burich Named Capital One Academic All-District 6 Team
North Dakota State center Janae Burich was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 6 women’s basketball first team by vote of district members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) ... Burich, a 6-foot-5 junior from Roseville, Minn. (Roseville H.S.) advances to the Capital One Academic All-America® national ballot ... The Capital One Academic All-America® team will be announced Feb. 23 ... Burich maintains a 4.0 grade point average majoring in marketing with a minor in biology ... To be eligible for the Capital One Academic All-America® honors, student-athletes must have a 3.30 or better cumulative GPA on a 4-point scale, have sophomore athletic standing, and be a starter or key reserve for their team.
This will be the 57th meeting between North Dakota State and South Dakota in a series that began in 1977 and was put on hold after 2003-04 ... NDSU and USD were members of the North Central Conference ... The Bison lead the series 40-16 ... NDSU won 64-50 on Jan. 14 in Fargo ... Janae Burich scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Bison, while Amber Hegge led USD with 16 points and 12 rebounds ... This will be the 11th meeting between North Dakota State and UMKC ... The Bison lead the series 6-4 ... UMKC defeated NDSU 76-58 on Jan. 16 in Fargo ... Abby Plucker scored 12 points and Burich snared seven rebounds for the Bison, while LeAndrea Thomas netted a career-high 24 points for the Kangaroos.
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 1,128 points in 119 career games and ranks 24th all-time ... She leads the team in rebounding (7.5 rpg) and is second in scoring (10.1 ppg) in 25 starts ... Plucker and Hannah Linz have started in all 24 games for NDSU this season.
Bison On Radio
Saturday’s 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 ... 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
Saturday’s live stats and live video will be on USDCoyotes.com ... Live video of Monday’s game at UMKC will be 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 398-68 (.854) record at home, including an 110-30 mark inside the “Friendly Confines” over the past 10 seasons good for a .786 winning percentage ... The Bison are averaging 853 fans over 12 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 73 blocked shots this season ... The school record is 85 set by Bison Athletic Hall of Fame performer Lisa Stamp in 1986-87 ... On the NDSU career charts, Burich is 1st in blocks per game average (2.5 bpg) and 4th in blocked shots (192) in 77 career games ... The career record is 222 set by Lisa Stamp from 1983-87.