North Dakota State (7-4) vs. Pacific (5-6)
Spanos Center, Stockton, California; Friday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two senior forwards will be on display as Rocky Kreuser and North Dakota State will battle Alphonso Anderson and Pacific. Kreuser is averaging 11.4 points over the last five games. Anderson is averaging 11.8 points over the last five games.
SENIOR STUDS: Pacific’s Anderson, Jeremiah Bailey and Jordan Bell have collectively accounted for 40 percent of all Tigers points this season, although that number has dropped to 30 percent over the last five games.ROCK-SOLID ROCKY: Kreuser has connected on 39.6 percent of the 53 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 9 of 19 over the last five games. He’s also converted 69 percent of his free throws this season.
UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Tigers are 5-0 when they make seven or more 3-pointers and 0-6 when they fall shy of that mark. The Bison are 7-0 when converting on at least 72.7 percent of its free throws and 0-4 when they shoot worse than that from the line.
TWO STREAKS: North Dakota State has dropped its last four road games, scoring 52.8 points and allowing 77.3 points during those contests. Pacific has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 76 points while giving up 59.7.
STINGY STATE: North Dakota State has held opposing teams to 64.6 points per game, the second-lowest figure among all Summit League teams.
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