NDSU Ties Modern Era Record for Scoring Defense in 71-34 Win Over UMKC
Release: January 31, 2013
FARGO, N.D. - North Dakota State won its ninth straight home game and tied a school record for scoring defense with a 71-34 win over Kansas City in Summit League men's basketball Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Bison Sports Arena.
It was the fewest points allowed by a North Dakota State team in the modern era against four-year schools since 1950. The Bison also beat NAIA member Jamestown College 71-34 in February 2006.
Trinity Hall had nine points for Kansas City (6-17, 3-7), which shot 26 percent and had its lowest scoring output ever in a Summit League game. Estan Tyler scored eight points and Brad Reid finished with seven points, six rebounds and four blocks.
North Dakota State went on an 18-2 run over a nine-minute span of the first half to create a double-digit lead, and the Bison were up 28-12 at halftime despite shooting 1-for-10 from the 3-point arc.
UMKC hit a pair of early 3-pointers in the second half, but the Bison went on an 11-0 run capped by a Brown steal and Chris Kading fast-break dunk that gave NDSU a 44-19 lead with 11:55 to go.
NDSU had a 43-24 advantage in total rebounds. Kading had seven points and seven rebounds, leading five NDSU players with at least five boards. The Bison scored 30 points off 18 UMKC turnovers.
North Dakota State hosts South Dakota at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. The Coyotes are 8-14 overall and 4-6 in The Summit League after a 67-54 loss at South Dakota State on Thursday.