DATE: Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 | 2:00 p.m. CT
SITE: Grand Forks, N.D. (Betty Engelstad Sioux Center)
TV: Midco Sports Net
RADIO: KSNR 100.3 FM
WEB AUDIO: UNDSports.com
WEB VIDEO: WatchBigSky.com
LIVE STATS: UNDsports.com
UND opens its home regular season schedule with a visit from rival South Dakota. North Dakota and South Dakota are both former members of the NCAA Division II North Central Conference.
*UND is 31-7 in home openers
*UND plays three of its former NCC foes this season (South Dakota, North Dakota State, Northern Colorado)
*North Dakota, following Sunday’s game, will play just one game over the next 16 days (Nov 26 vs. Jamestown).
at No. 20 Iowa State 84, UND 55
Host 20th-ranked Iowa State used a pair of runs to distance itself and defeat North Dakota, 84-55 Sunday afternoon at the Hilton Center. UND led 13-12 midway through the first half, but ISU answered with a 13-2 run then later outscored UND, 20-3, spanning the end of the first half and into the opening minutes of the second frame. Madi Buck made her first five shots from the floor en route to 16 points. Megan Lauck added 13 while Mia Loyd contributed eight points and 10 rebounds.
at Northern Iowa 61, UND 56
Host Northern Iowa hung on for a 61-56 non-conference win over North Dakota Tuesday night at the McLeod Center. UND led by nine at the half, but a six-minute-plus scoring drought early in the second half helped the Panthers rally. Mia Loyd tallied a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds while Allyssa Wall added nine points and 10 boards and Buck scored nine with nine rebounds as well.
ON THE HORIZON
North Dakota enterains Jamestown on Nov. 26 before a two games on the road against Milwaukee (Dec. 4) and Minnesota (Dec. 8).
ABOUT THE COYOTES
Four of the top five scorers and rebounders return from a team that won 19 games and advanced to the semifinals of the WBI tournament last season ... The Coyotes are picked to finish third in the Summit League Preseason poll ... Leading scorer junior Nicole Seekamp is a Preseason First-Team All-Summit League honoree while senior Polly Harrington picked up a second team mention ... USD split in its season-opening trip to California, defeating Cal State Fullerton, 66-57, before a four-point loss at UC Irvine ... In its most recent action, the Yotes dropped 88-72 game at No. 18 Iowa State.
SERIES HISTORY WITH SOUTH DAKOTA
North Dakota leads the all-time series between the schools, winning 48 of the 70 meetings ... The teams last played a home-and-home in the 2010-11 season in the Great West Conference with the home team securing the win on each occasion ... The teams played in every season from 1981-2011 but have not played in the last two seasons.
THREES FROM THESE
North Dakota got solid perimeter shooting from some relatively unlikely shooters on Tuesday at Northern Iowa. Sophomore forward Mia Loyd hit her second career triple (117 total career FG attempts, 8 3FGA) in the first half. In the second half, junior Siri Burck hit treys on back-to-back trips, just the 12th and 13th from distance of her career (48 3FGA).
North Dakota held its opponent to 66 points in each of its two exhibition wins. UND ousted Minnesota Crookston, 85-66 on Nov. 2 before a Tuesday 78-66 win over Bemidji State.
TOTALLY USELESS STAT OF THE WEEK
*The teams combine for three players from Australia. Both feature freshmen Aussies that wear #5.
BONUS: UND’s roster (744: Wall- 744, Klapprodt- 0) has more career points from its South Dakota natives than USD’s current roster (429: Milne- 0, Hemiller- 74, McCloud- 235, Hoff- 120).
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 815-329 (.714) record all-time since the first game was played in 1974.
All-time, North Dakota is 445-93 (.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 111-23 (.828) 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
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.
WATCH BIG SKY
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CAN I GET A WIGNESS?
UND women’s basketball home games can be heard live on KSNR 100.3 FM or KKXL 1440 AM in Grand Forks. Cat Country is the home for UND basketball-- be sure to tune to 1440AM for all UND basketball home games in conference action with Mitch Wigness providing women’s basketball play-by-play and Paul Ralston handling the home men’s games.