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IPFW at North Dakota State

When: 8 p.m. today

Where: Fargo, N.D.

Records: IPFW 8-9, 1-2 Summit League; North Dakota State 13-3, 4-0

Radio: 1380 AM

IPFW leaders: Frank Gaines (19.3 points), Mario Hines (5.9 rebounds), Isaiah McCray (2.4 assists)

North Dakota State leaders: Taylor Braun (15.4 points), Marshall Bjorklund (5.8 rebounds), Lawrence Alexander (3.9 assists)

Key matchup: North Dakota State leads the Summit League in team field goal shooting percentage at 47.8, while IPFW is eighth with a 41.3 percentage. Adding to the Mastodons’ woes is they’re last in the league with a 64.8 free-throw shooting percentage. However, these are the top two rebounding teams in the league, with IPFW No. 1 (37.6 per game) and North Dakota State No. 2 (35.0).

The skinny: The Bison are a half game out of first place in the Summit League, just behind Western Illinois (5-0). Braun and Bjorklund present a solid one-two scoring punch, as Bjorklund leads the league in field-goal percentage. IPFW’s Gaines scored 26 points against Nebraska Omaha and has picked up his scoring from the free-throw line, where he made 14 shots against the Mavericks. Michael Kibiloski, a 6-7 forward, also had a career-high 26 for the Mastodons in his last game.

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– Steve Warden, The Journal Gazette

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