Maverick Maniac's Musings

February 11, 2013

Following the Summit – 2/9/13

Filed under: Men's Basketball,Recaps,The Summit League,Women's Basketball — Jon Green @ 10:25 pm

Recapping the previous day’s games…

Men’s Basketball

Omaha 85 @ IUPUI 78

What You Need To Know: Omaha was down 22 in the first half and cam storming back to lead half way through the 2nd half. Omaha continued their strong play down the stretch to get the win. Omaha allowed 49 points in the first 15 minutes and just 29 after that. Omaha will finish their first trip to the Summit League schools 3-5 on the road. IUPUI has now lost 10 straight games and hasn’t won in 2013.

Interesting Stat Lines: 26 points for John Karhoff of Omaha on 11-17 shooting. Alex Welhouse with a double-double for the Mavericks with 17 points and 12 rebounds. IUPUI got 23 a piece from Sean Esposito and Mitchell Patton. Omaha shot 21 FTs to IUPUI’s six. Omaha was also +14 on the boards.

Next Up: Omaha is off next week before hosting Chicago State on the 19th. IUPUI is at South Dakota State on Thursday and looks destined for 1-13.

South Dakota State 83 @ Oakland 88 – Game of the Week

What You Need To Know: Oakland’s big win over South Dakota State tightens the conference standings. Western Illinois slides into 1st by a half-game, though that is before they travel to North Dakota State and South Dakota State, and Oakland is just 1.5 games behind South Dakota State and North Dakota State. It also ended South Dakota State’s 10 game conference winning streak. After a back and forth first half Oakland took the lead for good with 11:43 to go in the 2nd half. They built the lead as high as 10 before the final margin of five game on a Nate Wolters three in the final seconds.

Interesting Stat Lines: Oakland got 31 from Travis Bader who went 9-16 from three and 26 from Duke Mondy who added six points, six assists, and four steals. Corey Petros was held to four points but had 11 rebounds after two games ago having 28 points and one rebound. SDSU went 17-17 at the FT line and Nate Wolters scored 36 along with seven assists to lead the way. Chad White added 21 for the Jackrabbits. Jordan Dykstra had 11 rebounds. Oakland was 16-30 from three as they took nearly half their shots from there. Oakland only turned it over four times. South Dakota State was +15 on the glass in the loss.

Next Up: Oakland has to navigate a road trip next week to South Dakota who beat the Golden Grizzlies by 21 in January back in Rochester. South Dakota State has what looks like an easy home game against IUPUI on Thursday.

South Dakota 65 @ Kansas City 80

What You Need To Know: South Dakota’s awful slide continues as they’ve lost four straight and have now been swept by Kansas City. That could knock South Dakota out of the five seed in Sioux Falls. Kansas City at 4-8 is still in good shape as a home win over Fort Wayne would probably do everything but lock them into that 5th spot.

Interesting Stat Lines: Kansas City got 20 out of Fred Chatmon and had four players in double figures. South Dakota only had seven assists and were outrebounded by 10. Kansas City was 12-24 from three while the Coyotes were just 4-16.

Next Up: Kansas City gets to host Fort Wayne on Thursday and has a good chance to get the 5th seed for the Summit League tournament still. A win over Fort Wayne would give them sweeps of the Mastodons and the Coyotes and would probably win any tiebreaker for that spot. South Dakota has now lost four straight since starting 4-4 and now hosts a hot Oakland team on Thursday.

North Dakota State 58 @ Fort Wayne 54

What You Need To Know: North Dakota State managed to get the win and still could finish 1st with some help and a win over Western Illinois. Fort Wayne is 3-9 despite playing some good ball at times. Sneaky team near the bottom of the league. North Dakota State led at the half by a point but Fort Wayne came back to tie it at 42-42 with 8:39 remaining. North Dakota State took the lead back on a Marshall Bjorklund FT and led the rest of the way. That doesn’t mean it was over, Fort Wayne was within one at 55-54 with 32 seconds left and had a chance to tie after Mike Felt hit two FTs to make it a three point game. Luis Jacobo missed a three and after NDSU missed two FTs Joe Edwards turned it over to end the Mastodon’s hopes.

Interesting Stat Lines: North Dakota State got 20 points out of Lawrence Alexander and a double-double, 14 points and 10 rebounds, from Marshall Bjorklund. The Bison only had six assists but only four turnovers as well. Fort Wayne got 16 from Frank Gaines and had only 50 possessions, so the offensive numbers weren’t as bad as the final score would make you think. They went 9-16 from deep.

Next Up: North Dakota State goes home to host Western Illinois in a must win to stay in the Summit League title hunt. A loss could force North Dakota State as low as 4th if Oakland keeps winning. Fort Wayne heads to Kansas City and really needs a win to avoid finishing outside the top 6.

Women’s Basketball

IUPUI 45 @ Omaha 43

What You Need To Know: This game was ugly in terms of offense. Both teams struggled shooting the ball and thus the game was very tight throughout with and never more than five points except for a brief period where IUIPUI led for seven points early in the game. Omaha tied it at 43-43 with 25 seconds left but Kerah Nelson made a nice layup that hung on the rim briefly with 0.7 seconds to go to give IUPUI the win. IUPUI is now set well in 2nd place and Omaha is basically out of the running for the top three.

Interesting Stat Lines: IUPUI had just six players score out of 12 that played. Nevena Markovic came off the bench for 14 to lead the team. Kerah Nelson has 12 rebounds including seven offensive rebounds. The Jaguars shot just 29% including 1-12 from three in the win. Omaha has Paige Frauendorfer score 20 points and got just 14 out of all their players except for Frauendorfer and Jamie Nash. IUPUI grabbed 17 offensive rebounds in the game, 12 in the first half.

Next Up: IUPUI heads home to host South Dakota State on Thursday. A win would pull the Jaguars within two games, but within one in the loss column and they would have the tiebreaker. Omaha’s next opponent is also South Dakota State, but a week from Thursday in Brookings. The Mavericks still have the inside track on the 4th spot but could fall as low as 8th if they falter down the stretch.

Kansas City 45 @ South Dakota 67 – Game of the Week

What You Need To Know: This was a real stinker of a game. South Dakota led 7-0, 21-5, and 32-16 at the half. South Dakota is now sitting pretty in 3rd place and they and IUPUI look destined for #2/#3. Not sure there’s a big difference come Sioux Falls between those spots. Kansas City missed a big chance to move up in the Summit League standings.

Interesting Stat Lines: South Dakota got 18 from Tempestt Wilson, one of four in double figures, and turned it over just 10 times. Kansas City went 32% from the field and only 2-5 from three. Eilise O’Connor had 17 points but only went 3-9 from the field (11-12 on FTs). The ‘Roos had 18 turnovers.

Next Up: South Dakota travels to Oakland in a game that won’t be expected to give them many problems. Kansas City travels to Fort Wayne as both schools are trying to pull away from the pack between 4th and 8th. Kansas City would gain a valuable season sweep of Fort Wayne with a win.

Oakland 48 @ South Dakota State 83

What You Need To Know: This one wasn’t close either as SDSU led 45-26 at the half and never looked back. Two more wins will lock up the regular season title for SDSU.

Interesting Stat Lines: South Dakota State shot 44% from the field and 9-26 from three. Hannah Stop narrowly missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds. Gabrielle Boever had nine assists, part of 27 for the team on 32 baskets. They also had 15 steals. Oakland got 14 points and seven rebounds from Olivia Nash but turned it over 21 times and shot just 35% from the field. They were also beaten soundly on the glass by 17 and SDSU had 19 offensive rebounds.

Next Up: South Dakota State heads to IUPUI and with a win there would all but lock up the Summit League title. SDSU would be 12-1 and IUPUI 7-4 so the magic number would be down to one. Oakland heads home to host South Dakota and seems to just be playing out the season at this point.

Fort Wayne 70 @ North Dakota State 58

What You Need To Know: North Dakota State led 30-25 at the break and were still up by three at 37-34 with 13:32 left. Fort Wayne would go on to score 36 points over the next 13 minutes and led by 11 with 4:22 left. North Dakota State never could get back in this one. Fort Wayne got an important win as they now have swept North Dakota State and have the tiebreaker over them. Both of these teams are right in the fight for spots four through seven.

Interesting Stat Lines: Fort Wayne got 19 from Amanda Hyde and nine points and ten rebounds from Stefanie Mauk. Fort Wayne went 16-19 from the FT line while NDSU was just 5-11. Fort Wayne won the turnover battle 5 to 12 and outshot the Bison 47% to 44%. North Dakota State stayed in it thanks to winning the rebounding battle by eight including 12 offensive rebounds.

Next Up: Fort Wayne hosts Kansas City and needs to hold of the ‘Roos to avoid the season sweep. North Dakota State travels to Western Illinois on Thursday looking to avenge a two point loss back in January. After this game all of North Dakota State’s remaining opponents are in the top four currently, so this one is probably their best chance to get another win.

Upcoming Games
All Times CT

Men’s Basketball – 2/14
Oakland 13-13 (8-4) @ South Dakota 8-16 (4-8) – 7 PM
Western Illinois 18-5 (10-2) @ North Dakota State 19-6 (10-3) – 7 PM
Fort Wayne 10-16 (3-9) @ Kansas City 7-19 (4-8) – 7:05 PM
IUPUI 6-20 (1-11) @ South Dakota State 19-7 (10-3) – 7:05 PM

Women’s Basketball – 2/14
South Dakota 12-12 (7-4) @ Oakland 8-15 (2-9) – 5:30 PM
Kansas City 8-16 (4-7) @ Fort Wayne 9-14 (5-6) – 6 PM
South Dakota State 19-6 (11-1) @ IUPUI 14-9 (7-3) – 6 PM – Game of the Week
North Dakota State 9-15 (5-7) @ Western Illinois 10-13 (3-7) – 7 PM

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