The Bison men’s basketball team started out the season the right way by coming back and winning in incredible fashion going on a 10-2 run in overtime.
Late into the fourth and through overtime, the Bison scored 19 straight points. Nine of them coming within two minutes left in the game to send it to overtime.
Also, the defense came in clutch getting 14 straight defensive stops in the fourth quarter. Sophomore guard Paul Miller had a game high 20 points, while Dexter Werner and Kory Brown each had a double-double respectively.
Werner had a game high 12 rebounds. The Bison showed great toughness and grit in this game by beating a very good UC Davis, who was the Big West Conference regular season champs last year with a very respectable 25-7 record.
Malik Clements, a transfer student, added 13 points in just 18 minutes in his NDSU debut. Kory Brown a senior guard, added 10 points and 10 rebounds, not flashy numbers but also plays very good defense for the squad.
Josh Fox led the Aggies with 16 points and 12 rebounds, Neal Monson also had a nice 14-10 game for the Bison.
The Bison will look to make its third straight appearance to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. There is a lot of hard work to be put in for that to happen, but this game shows we have to will power to fight.
The Bison will have their home debut on November 18th at the BBF at 7 p.m. versus the Valley City Vikings.
NDSU women’s volleyball traveled to SDSU to take on the rival Jackrabbits. Jenni Fassbender had a monster game, recording a new career high in kills with 25. Beating her last career best by only two, which ironically was also against the Jackrabbits.
The Bison held off SDSU and win five sets to two, NDSU is now 5-2 in games that reach the fifth set. They improve to 18-11 overall, 9-6 in the conference.
Brianna Rassmusson continues to be great for the Bison, leading the team in digs and assists. Rassmusson had a career high 23 digs, 33 assists, five kills, two blocks and an ace to finish off that stat line.
The Bison had 4 players in double digit kills, including 5’6” defensive specialist Morgan Samec, who hit her way to a career high 14 kills.
Emily Miron and Emily Minnick both had 10 kills, Minnick also adding three blocks. They continue to be a lethal duo that will always be a problem for opposing teams.
Fassbender finished the game with a hitting percentage of .367. As a team, NDSU hit .271 and the Jacks hit just .254.
Mikala Hora led SDSU with 18 kills, while Wagner Larson and Ashley Beaner added 16 each. Mattison Munger totaled 49 assists and 11 digs.
NDSU will finish out the regular season versus Oral Roberts on the 15 of November at 2 p.m. With a win the Bison will get their tenth win in the Summit League and have some momentum heading into the tournament.