Jamestown (7-1 NAIA) at North Dakota (1-2)
DATE: Sunday, Nov. 26, 2013 | 7:00 p.m. CT
SITE: Grand Forks, N.D. (Betty Engelstad Sioux Center)
RADIO: KSNR 100.3 FM (Mitch Wigness)
WEB AUDIO: UNDSports.com
WEB VIDEO: WatchBigSky.com
LIVE STATS: UNDsports.com
UND hosts the University of Jamestown Tuesday for its first game in nine days. UND will also have a healthy break following this game, returning to competition more than a week later, Dec. 4 at Milwaukee.
*This game vs. Jamestown counts as an exhibition for Jimmies, who compete at the NAIA level.
*North Dakota defeated Jamestown last season, 63-49, with Emily Evers scoring 13 points.
*Last Sunday's 43 points in the second half vs. South Dakota were easily the most in a half for UND this season. UND broke the 40-point barrier in a half six times last season, five of those coming in the second half.
North Dakota held Summit League-leading scorer Nicole Seekamp without a field goal and combined to block 10 shots in a 65-61 non-conference win over former rival South Dakota Nov. 17 at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. UND (1-2) had four players in double figures, paced by senior Madi Buck's 18-point output.
ON THE HORIZON
North Dakota heads to the road against Milwaukee (Dec. 4) and Minnesota (Dec. 8) before the rivalry contest against North Dakota State at the Betty on Dec. 14.
ABOUT THE JIMMIES
Jamestown is 7-1 on the season and has already played 11 games (3 exhibitions) ... The Jimmies are ranked No. 10 in the NAIA national poll ... Hannah Steele leads Jamestown with her 15.3 points per contest thus far .. Jessica Buck adds 11.8 points and a team-high 7.4 rebounds off the bench ... The Jimmies' lone loss came against seventh-ranked Northwestern College (Iowa) ... Jamestown defeated Concordia (Neb.), 77-74 on Nov. 8, a team that was ranked fifth in the national poll.
SERIES HISTORY WITH JAMESTOWN
North Dakota has dominated the all-time series, winning all 20 games against Jamestown. Tuesday's meeting will be the seventh straight season in which the teams have played.
TOTALLY USELESS STAT OF THE WEEK
**UND is 60-9 against teams with a dude's name in it**
*Adams State 1-0
*Briar Cliff 1-0
*Cal State-Chico 2-0
*Cal State- Stanislaus 3-0
*Franklin Pierce 1-0
*Glenville State 1-0
*Martin Luther 2-0
*St. Leo 1-0
*St. Martin's 1-0
*St. Thomas 1-0
*SIU Edwardsville 2-0
*Wayne State 1-1
*William Penn 0-1
*William Woods 0-2
TOP OF THE SUMMIT
UND has gotten the best of the Summit League, winning all three of its contests over the league in the past three seasons. In 2011-12, North Dakota defeated then-Summit member Southern Utah. Last season, UND bested North Dakota State before Sunday’s win over South Dakota made them 3-0.
HEY, I KNOW YOU...
There will be a familiar face on the Jamestown sidelines when the Jimmies make the trek to Grand Forks Tuesday. Head coach Greg Ulland was a UND women’s basketball assistant coach for four years (2006-10) and also spent two years on the UND football staff (2003-04). Ulland, a Jamestown Hall of Famer, is in his fourth season back with the Jimmies and has led his team to the Sweet 16 of the NAIA tournament and a 71-21 mark in his tenure there.
MY OH MIA
Sophomore forward Mia Loyd has already doubled her production from last year from distance, making 2-of-5 from three this season. Last year, her only make was in the season finale at Southern Utah, a huge hit that helped UND erase a 21-point deficit to send the game to overtime.
Senior Allyssa Wall swatted away five shots in the win over South Dakota, Nov. 17. That tied for a career high, a mark she has hit five times in her four seasons at UND. For her career, Wall has 143 rejections, sixth all-time at the school.
1. Jenny Crouse 494
2. Sandi Walford 187
3. Kierah Kimbrough 181
4. Sheri Kleinsasser 175
5. Nadine VanDeKerckhove 152
6. Allyssa Wall 143
THREE TO 1,000?
Coming into the season, seniors Allyssa Wall (734), Madi Buck (714) and Megan Lauck (692) all have a shot at surpassing the 1,000-point plateau this season and would look to become just the third UND trio of teammates to be in four figures in the same season. (1999 (4)- Jenny Crouse, Jaime Pudenz, Tiffany Pudenz, Katie Richards; 1997 (3)- Kelli Britz, Jenny Crouse, Tiffany Pudenz.)
A BIT ABOUT LAST SEASON (11-18)
The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team became the first program at UND to defeat a PAC-12 team with a 62-56 win at Utah on Dec. 29, 2012 ... Madi Buck led North Dakota in scoring (10.7 ppg) and rebounding (7.8 rpg) ... Megan Lauck was second in the Big Sky Conference in free throw shooting (.835) ... UND renewed the rivalry with in-state foe North Dakota State, defeating the Bison in Fargo, N.D., 73-63 on Nov. 30 in the first game in the series since 2004 ... North Dakota scored a season-high 94 points in the season finale double-overtime loss at Southern Utah (Mar. 7) ... Lauck scored 36 points in that game, tied for 10th-most by a UND player in a single game.
The University of North Dakota women’s basketball program holds an 816-329 (.714) record all-time since the first game was played in 1974.
All-time, North Dakota is 446-93 (.827) when it comes to defending its own court. The team played at the UND Fieldhouse/Hyslop Sports Center before moving into its current home at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in 2004-05.
North Dakota is 112-23 (.830) all-time at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, which opened prior to the 2004-05 season.
Season records at ‘The Betty’
2004-05 -------------------- 13-2
2005-06 -------------------- 19-1
2006-07 -------------------- 17-2
2007-08 -------------------- 14-1
2008-09 -------------------- 13-0
2009-10 -------------------- 8-4
2010-11 -------------------- 9-5
2011-12 -------------------- 10-3
2012-13 -------------------- 8-6
2013-14 -------------------- 1-0
UND EIGHTH, NINTH IN BIG SKY POLLS
Eastern Washington was selected as the team to beat in the 2013-14 Big Sky Conference Preseason Women’s Basketball Polls. The Eagles garnered six of the 11 first-place votes in the coaches poll and 20 of 30 top nods in a poll of the media. North Dakota was picked eighth by its fellow coaches and ninth by the media that cover the league.
Regional rivalry games highlight the 2013-14 University of North Dakota women’s basketball schedule. Home tilts against North Dakota State and South Dakota coupled with the first of a three-year series against Minnesota precede the second season of Big Sky Conference play for UND.
2013-14 schedule by the numbers
*75th all-time meeting between UND and NDSU (UND leads, 41-33)
*20 Big Sky Conference games
*16 home games total (2 exhibitions)
*Nov. 10 date of first regular season game (at Iowa State)
*Nov. 17- regular season home opener (vs. South Dakota)
*13 games against postseason teams (NCAA- Iowa State, Iowa, Montana (2); WNIT- Eastern Washington (2), Idaho State (2), No. Colorado (2), Northern Iowa, Minnesota; WBI- South Dakota.
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