Aberdeen, S.D. (NORTHERN) – The (RV) Northern State University men’s basketball team continued their home win streak on Thursday, defeating the University of Mary in NSIC action. The Wolves led for the entirety of the game, notching 43 points in the first half and 36 in the second.  

THE QUICK DETAILS
Final Score: NSU 79, MARY 60
Records: NSU 6-2 (2-0 NSIC), MARY 4-1 (1-1 NSIC)
Attendance: 2346

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Northern shot over ten percentage points better than their opponents in the win, hitting 29-of-59 from the floor (49.2%) and 15-of-36 from the 3-point line (41.7%)
  • The NSU defense held UMary to a 39.1 field goal percentage and 25.0 3-point field goal percentage
  • The Wolves notched a game high 43 rebounds, 18 assists, 15 made 3-pointers, and four blocks in the game
  • NSU tallied 26 points in the paint, 16 points off the bench led by Kobe Busch, 13 points off turnovers, and ten second chance points
  • Four Wolves scored in double figures, led by Sam Masten with 20 points, as well as seven assists
  • Jordan Belka led seven Wolves with multiple rebounds in the win, pulling down a season high ten off the glass

NORTHERN STATE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

UP NEXT
Northern State returns to action on Saturday at Minot State University. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. between the Wolves and Beavers.