DATE: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 | 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: UNDSports.com | BigSkytv.org
LIVE STATS: UNDSports.com
SERIES HISTORY ... AIR FORCE
Overall: AFA leads 2-0
Streak: AFA- W2
Last: AFA 65, UND 54 (1/5/12)
*Series began in 1985
*Air Force won the first meeting 66-58
*This is the first home game for UND in the series
North Dakota (1-4) looks to build off the momentum of a big win over its arch-rival, returning to home for its next four games. UND, fresh off a 73-63 win at NDSU Friday, will host three non-conference games over the next two weeks before the Big Sky Conference slate opens Dec. 20.
LAST TIME OUT
Junior Madi Buck scored a career-high-tying 21 points and added 13 rebounds and three assists as North Dakota cruised past NDSU, 73-63 at the Bison Sports Arena Friday. Buck scored eight of UND’s first 10 points and North Dakota led wire-to-wire. Nicole Smart added 12 points and Megan Lauck chipped-in 10 for UND’s first win of the season.
UND head coach Travis Brewster picked a most opportune time to grab his first coaching victory. Friday’s win at North Dakota State gave him his premier win as a head coach. It was the 17th road win for UND in the series. Former head coach Gene Roebuck did not win at NDSU until his fourth season at the helm at UND.
North Dakota continues its four-game homestand Saturday when it welcomes Drake to the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. A week later, UND hosts Jamestown on Dec. 15 before the stretch wraps-up Dec. 20 when Southern Utah opens conference play.
Junior Allyssa Wall made her 2012-13 debut in Friday’s win at North Dakota State. The leading scorer for UND last season, Wall had missed the early portion of the season due to injury but is progressing back into the rotation. She played 10 minutes and scored six points off the bench in the win.
SCOUTING THE FALCONS (0-7)
Air Force currently holds an 0-7 overall record on the season following a pair of losses to Kansas City (66-58) and San Diego (74-43) in the Air Force Classic. Senior Alicia Leipprandt is the lone Falcon averaging in double figures scoring with 11.3 points per contest.
Dymond James is the team’s leading rebounder with 7.1 rebounds per game, while junior Cherae Medina leads the Falcons with 3.0 assists per game.
With its win Friday over North Dakota State, UND won its third straight meeting with the Bison. The previous two wins came a week apart at the end of the 2003-04 season. North Dakota ousted the Bison from the North Central Conference tournament on Mar. 6, 2004 at the BSA for yet another league crown. Seven days later, UND bounced NDSU in the NCAA Regional, advancing on a Mary Perrizo floater with 4.4 to go to reach the Sweet Sixteen.
According to RPI and Strength of Schedule guru Jeff Sagarin, UND’s 2012-13 schedule thus far ranks 12th in all of NCAA Division I. UND has played four schools all in the top 102 in RPI.
PROTECT AND SERVE
All-time, North Dakota is 437-88 (.832) 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.
YOU BETTY, YOU BETTY, YOU BET!
North Dakota is 103-19 (.844) 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 -------------------- 0-1
BIG SKY TV
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FOLLOW UND ON IHEART RADIO
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UND ON THE INTERNET
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CATCH THE LIVE ACTION
Select North Dakota women’s basketball games — home and away — can be heard live on CatCountry 100.3 FM with Mitch Wigness handling the play-by-play ... The radio broadcast can also be accessed via a live audiocast on UNDSports.com (Check the website for schedule changes and updates) ... Links for live stats, a live radio audiocast, live chat, and streaming video can be found on the official site of North Dakota athletics, UNDSports.com.
UND GONE MOBILE
The University of North Dakota athletics department and leading technology service provider NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN) have launched UND’s official athletics mobile website, UNDSports.com. The new UND athletics destination offers a mobile device-enabled version of the site, amplifying the user experience on the go. The mobile website will deliver a condensed version of the official athletics site to provide latest news and quick updates to handheld devices. North Dakota’s official athletics website is available on all web-enabled devices by opening a browser and entering the UNDSports.com URL. Users can get the latest news, scores, upcoming schedule, photo galleries and more.