The game: The North Dakota State men’s basketball team (0-3) will travel to Terre Haute, Indiana to play the Indiana State Sycamores (2-0 ) to play Center.
Radio: Rob Hipp will be viewing the game on 107.9 The Fox and the 107.9 The Fox app. Audio of all NDSU basketball games is always streamed for free on GoBison.com/AllAccess.
Where to see: Thursday’s game will be broadcast on ESPN+.
Against the state of Indiana: A three-game series agreement between NDSU and Indiana State will be finalized Thursday. The all-time streak is 1-1 after the Sycamores won 71-60 in Terre Haute on December 3, 2019 and the Bison won 77-70 in Fargo on December 13 last season.
Hastreiter gets hot: NDSU newbie Sam Hastreiter set an NDSU record for clean threes with a perfect 7-on-7 from Beyond the Arc against Pacific on November 13. Hastreiter finished the game with 24 points and six rebounds.
The Lincoln, Neb. native has made 9 of 11 (82 percent) from three-point range this season.
First double-double: bison jr Grant Nelson registered his first double-double of his career on November 13 against Pacific, finishing with 19 points and 12 rebounds.
Tajavis Assists: NDSU newbie Tajavis Miller had 14 points, nine assists and five rebounds against Pacific on November 13. His nine assists were the most by a Bison since Sam Griesel scored 12 at TCU on December 22, 2020.
Skunberg Results: Junior Boden Skunberg scored a career-high 17 points in the season opener by finishing 10th in Arkansas.
Story of two halves: Despite being 0-3, NDSU is surpassing their opponents by 129-122 in the second half of this season. The Bison beat No. 5 Kansas 40-34 after halftime, and NDSU amassed 57 points against Pacific in the last 20 minutes.
Top group: For the past three seasons, NDSU has been ranked 50th out of 358 Division I schools in terms of win rate.
Four direct title games: The Bison have played in four consecutive Summit League Tournament championship games from 2019-22, winning the 2019 and 2020 title. NDSU has played in eight of the last ten Summit League championship games dating back to March 2013.
Average 20+ wins: NDSU has 82 wins over the past four seasons and ranks 59th overall in Division I.
Consistently good: NDSU has won at least 19 games in eight of the last ten seasons.