SD seeks revenge on NDSU
North Dakota State (14-14, 8-6) vs. South Dakota (11-16, 5-9)
Sanford Coyote Sports Center, Vermillion, South Dakota; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: South Dakota seeks revenge on North Dakota State after dropping the first matchup in Fargo. The teams last played each other on Dec. 29, when South Dakota made just six foul shots on 11 attempts while the Bison went 15 for 19 en route to the 71-65 victory.
LEADING THE WAY: The Bison have been led by juniors Tyson Ward and Vinnie Shahid. Ward has averaged 11.5 points and 6.3 rebounds while Shahid has put up 12.9 points per contest. The Coyotes have been led by Stanley Umude and Triston Simpson, who have combined to score 28.4 points per contest.
FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Shahid has directly created 41 percent of all North Dakota State field goals over the last five games. The junior guard has 32 field goals and 20 assists in those games.
WINLESS WHEN: The Bison are 0-7 when they score 65 points or fewer and 14-7 when they exceed 65 points. The Coyotes are 0-9 when allowing 75 or more points and 11-7 when holding opponents below 75.
STREAK SCORING: North Dakota State has won its last three road games, scoring 73 points, while allowing 67.7 per game.
DID YOU KNOW: South Dakota attempts more free throws per game than any other Summit League team. The Coyotes have averaged 19.4 free throws per game this season and 22.6 per game over their last five games.