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Women's Basketball Opens Summit League Play at North Dakota State

January 8, 2014



After an 11-day lay-off, the IPFW women's basketball team finally returns to the court as it opens Summit League play with a trip to North Dakota State to battle the Bison on January 9 at 8 p.m. (EST).

Gameday Information
When: Thursday, January 9, 2014 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: Fargo, N.D. | Bison Sports Arena
Audio: IPFW Internet Radio; Mike Maahs play-by-play
Live Video: NDSU Sidearm All-Access
Live Stats: NDSU Stat Broadcast
Series History: North Dakota State leads 12-5
Last Meeting: IPFW 70, North Dakota State 58 | Fargo, N.D. | February 9, 2013

IPFW Mastodons (7-7)
Last Game: Lost 83-75 vs. Ball State on December 29
Coach: Chris Paul | 8th Full Season
Scoring Leader: Amanda Hyde | 22.1 ppg
Rebounding Leader: Amanda Hyde | 5.4 rpg
Assist Leader: Amanda Hyde | 4.6 apg

North Dakota State Bison (3-11)
Last Game: Lost, 74-70 vs. Northern Colorado on January 2
Coach: Carolyn DeHoff | 6th Season
Scoring Leader: Brooke LeMar | 15.6 ppg
Rebounding Leader: Miki Stephenson | 6.4 rpg
Assist Leader: Brooke LeMar | 5.1 apg

Scouting the Bison
The Bison have dropped their last seven games dating back to November 30 when they took two straight at the DoubleTree Los Angeles Westside Thanksgiving Classic. North Dakota State defeated UC Irvine and Montana during the tournament.

In their last time out, NDSU fell at home to Northern Colorado 74-70. Brooke LeMar led the Bison with 25 points in the loss. Holly Johnson added 12 points and six rebounds while Kahla Becken came off the bench to contribute 11 points.

North Dakota State is just 1-3 at home this season, with its lone win coming in the season opener versus Mayville State out of the NAIA 112-62.

All-Time Series
North Dakota State leads the all-time series 12-5 and holds the Summit League series 8-4, despite the Mastodons sweeping the season series last year. In the last three seasons, each series was a sweep, including the Mastodons winning a pair last year. NDSU took the season series in 2011-12 while IPFW took both games of the 2009-10 season. IPFW is just 2-7 all-time in Fargo, but have won two of the last three on the road against the Bison.

On This Date...January 9 (6-5)
2012    IUPUI        W, 59-50
2010    at Oral Roberts    W, 74-72
2008    at Detroit    L, 58-74
2004    at Colorado State    L, 63-78
2002    INDIANA-SOUTH BEND    W, 112-75
1999    NORTHERN KENTUCKY    L, 66-77
1997    at Saint Joseph's (IN)    W, 73-61
1993    at Southern Indiana    L, 72-78
1992    at Kentucky Wesleyan    W, 78-66
1988    at Lewis    W, 78-68
1982    HUNTINGTON    L, 58-63

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