Mar 12, 2013; Sioux Falls, SD, USA; North Dakota State Bison forward Taylor Braun (24) drives to the basket against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits in the first half during the championship game of the Summit League tournament at Sioux Falls Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Santa Clara Game Preview: Previewing NDSU, Plus LiveStream Info

 

Santa Clara vs. North Dakota State

Game Time: 8:00 p.m. PST

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Team Records: SCU – 2-2 – NDSU – 2-3

Leading Scorers: SCU – Brownridge 19.3 – NDSU – Braun 19.6

Leading Rebounders: SCU – Atanga 7.3 – NDSU – Werner 9.0

Leading Distributors: SCU – Clark 4.5 – NDSU – Braun 4.4

Projected Starters:

Santa Clara

Evan Roquemore

Brandon Clark

Jared Brownridge

John McArthur

Yannick Atanga

North Dakota State

Lawrence Alexander

Kory Brown

Taylor Braun

Trayvon Wright

Marshall Bjorklund

 

The Broncos will start off their slate in the Cable Car Classic with the North Dakota State Bison.

North Dakota State played a WCC earlier in the year in Saint Mary’s. The Gaels took care of the Bison handily, and beat them by a score of 78-65. Senior forward Marshall Bjorkland had 23 points in the contest.

Let’s take an even closer look on what the Broncos can expect tonight, shall we?

 

The Opponent

 

AP Poll: NR

Coaches Poll: NR

RPI: 97

KenPom: 104

 

The Bison have struggled in this young season, despite being the preseason Summit league favorites. North Dakota State topped Viterbo and Western Michigan, but fell to the Gaels, Southern Mississippi, and its interstate rival North Dakota.

Despite their struggles, senior guard Taylor Braun and senior forward Bjorkland have put up good numbers this season. The pair of seniors are averaging 19.6 and 13.0 points per game this season.

Key to the Game

 

Integrate the Star

Evan Roquemore returned to action in Santa Calra’s last matchup against Notre Dame, and made a marginal impact with only 9 points and 3 assists. While he did not play bad for the Broncos, it was not the impact that Santa Clara fans are usually accustomed to.

In this matchup, it is imperative that the Bronco’s utilize their star point guard and let him control the offense.

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