Tetons vs. NDSCS Men’s Basketball Pre-Game Primer
Williston State has traveled across the state to the unfriendly confines of North Dakota State College of Science for a Mon-Dak conference clash.
The second game of the Teton-Wildcats double header will tip off at 7:30 pm CST.
The men's teams for the Tetons and Science have already met once this season in Williston. That game was ended up in a rout of the Tetons with Science pouring in 40 points in the second half enroute to a 72-26 loss.
Science comes into the season with a 18-3 overall record and 10-2 in the Mon-Dak, and is currently on a 3 game win streak.
The Wildcats are scoring 78.3 points per game on the season, while shooting 44.8% from the field and 34.1% from deep.
Micah Swallow leads the team in scoring with 16.4 points per game, with Agwa Nywesh (12.3 ppg),Peyton Newbern (10.2 ppg) and also averaging double digits.
Williston State comes into the season with a 4-15 record overall in the season an 2-10 in the Mon-Dak Conference. The Tetons are averaging 62.5 points per game this season while shooting 37.7% from the field and 27% from the perimeter.
The Tetons are led in scoring by Shaheed Muhammad with 17.8 points per game, with Abiodun Adedo (14.1 ppg) also scoring in double figures.
Three Things to Watch for:
1. Off-Guard Play : Moses Gordon and Wilson Ranken have been playing tremendous basketball for Williston State over the last couple of weeks, and the better those two play the easier the looks everyone on the court get. Gordon's explosiveness and Rankin's shooting will be a key factor
2. 2's and 3's: When the Teton's have found themselves on the short end of a run, they have often finding themselves rushing trying to cut a 10 point deficit in a single possession. Playing within Coach Herman's offense and using their athleticism has proven far more successful than hero ball.
3. Effort Plays: Williston State needs to get a majority of the 50/50 balls in order to cut down on second chance opportunities as well as get their lightning quick guards the ball out in transition for a run out layup, or to draw contact and head to the line.
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