Field Goal %
- NDSU 31.9
- 43.2 SDSU
Three Point %
- NDSU 18.2
- 43.8 SDSU
- NDSU 6
- 6 SDSU
- NDSU 27
- 38 SDSU
- Spokane, Washington 99299
|North Dakota State||23||21||44|
|San Diego State||30||33||63|
0:00 - 2nd Half
End of Game
North Dakota State scored a season-low 44 points Saturday, 33 below its season average, and also set season lows in field goals and field goal percentage. The Bison entered the game as the best shooting team in the nation (51.0%).
San Diego State held North Dakota State to 0.79 points per possession Saturday, the Bison's lowest offensive efficiency of the season. The Aztecs entered the game with the nation's best defensive efficiency, allowing 87.8 points per 100 possessions.
Xavier Thames scored or assisted on 71% of San Diego State's points Saturday. Thames scored 30 points, one short of a career high, and his six assists led to 15 Aztec points.
North Dakota State scored 1 point in the final 5:43 of the game (a free throw with 31 seconds left).
T.J. Ford is joined by his former college coach Rick Barnes after he graduates from the University of Texas 15 years after he arrived on campus.
Former Longhorns star T.J. Ford has graduated 14 years after leading the Longhorns to the Final Four and turning pro.
Florida center John Egbunu is returning for his final year of eligibility, a major boost for a team that made the Elite Eight last season.