NDSU opens 2022-23 season with trips to No. 10 Arkansas, No. 5 Kansas

Games: The North Dakota State men’s basketball team will open the 2022-23 season with a road trip to face No. 10 ranked Arkansas on Monday, Nov. 7, and the defending national champion. and ranked No. 5 Kansas on Thursday, Nov. 7. ten.

Radio: Rob Hipp will call both games on 107.9 The Fox and the 107.9 The Fox app. Audio from all NDSU basketball games is always streamed for free at GoBison.com/AllAccess.

Where to watch: The Arkansas game will air on SEC Network+ and the ESPN app. The Kansas game will be shown exclusively on ESPN+.

History with Arkansas: North Dakota State and Arkansas have met only once before in basketball, with the Razorbacks winning 71-55 on December 20, 2016 at Bud Walton Arena.

Last time against Arkansas: The Bison were tied in the second half with the Razorbacks, but Arkansas went 16-0 to take control of the game and hand NDSU a 71-55 loss on December 20, 2016.
The game was tied 29-29 with 17:45 remaining after a quick bucket from Carlin Dupree. The Razorbacks went 16-0 over the next five minutes, marked by three straight three-pointers from Dusty Hannahs and Daryl Macon.
The NDSU kept Arkansas below its 84 ppg average for the season, while limiting the Razorbacks to a season-low five break points.

History with Kansas: The Bisons are 0-2 against the Jayhawks. NDSU and Kansas played out the first round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament – an 84-74 victory inside the Minneapolis Metrodome for the No. 3 Jayhawks over the No. 14 seed Bison.

Last time against Kansas: The Bison led for more than 28 minutes and held a three-point advantage late in the game, but No. 7-ranked Kansas rallied for a 65-61 win on Dec. 5, 2020, at Allen Fieldhouse.
The Bison led 61-58 on a free throw by a freshman Dezmond McKinney with 3:57 remaining, but the Jayhawks scored the final seven points of the contest. Five of Kansas’ last seven points have come at the free throw line.
NDSU held a seven-point lead at 51-44 with 12 minutes remaining. Aside from the ties at 51-51 and 58-58, NDSU led from 5:52 p.m. until 1:20 a.m. remaining in the game.

Highest Ranked Victory: The highest ranked opponent the NDSU has ever defeated in men’s basketball was No. 8/9 Marquette on December 2, 2006.

Last victory in the Top 25: NDSU’s last win over a ranked opponent was the 80-75 first-round win over No. 20 Oklahoma in the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

High level: For the past three seasons, NDSU has ranked 50th out of 358 Division I schools in winning percentage.

Climbing the charts: Head coach David Richman ranks third in North Dakota State men’s basketball history with 159 career wins. His 159-97 overall record gives him the second-highest winning percentage (.621) of any Bison coach since 1925 who has spent at least three seasons at the NDSU.

Four consecutive title matches: The Bison have played in four consecutive Summit League Tournament Championship games from 2019-22, winning the title in 2019 and 2020. NDSU has played in eight of the last ten Summit League Championship games, since March 2013.

Average of more than 20 wins: NDSU has 82 wins over the past four seasons, tied for 59th in all of Division I.

Always good : NDSU has won at least 19 games in eight of the last ten seasons.

Top of the top: North Dakota State and South Dakota State are the only Summit League schools to place in the top three in league standings every year for the past four seasons.
In six of David Richman’s eight seasons in the NDSU, the Bisons finished tied for third or better in the Summit League.

In the Gauntlet: The NDSU opens with games at No. 10 Arkansas and No. 5 Kansas this season. This will be the first time the Bison have played back-to-back ranked teams since Nov. 29 and Dec. 5, 2020, when NDSU played 11th Creighton and 7th Kansas.
The Bison opened the 2014-15 season in a similar fashion when the first two games of David Richman’s tenure as head coach were at 10th Texas and 25th Iowa from November 14–17, 2014.

Lock the Arc: The NDSU nearly set a school record for three-point field goal defense last season, limiting opponents to 32.0 percent shooting from beyond the arc for the second-lowest shooting percentage in league history. ‘school. Each of the last three seasons has fallen into the NDSU’s all-time top 10 for best three-point defense.

Collection: Five of the top six marks in NDSU history for team free throw percentage have come in the past five years. The Bisons have shot 76% or better from the free throw line in each of those past five seasons, something that has happened only once before in program history (1984-85).

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