Gooden, Dixie St. visit N. Dakota

Dixie St. (6-5) vs. North Dakota (4-8)

Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, Grand Forks, North Dakota; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Cameron Gooden and Dixie St. will take on Paul Bruns and North Dakota. The junior Gooden is averaging 15.6 points over the last five games. Bruns, a freshman, is averaging 13.6 points over the last five games.

BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Bruns is averaging 11.8 points to lead the way for the Fighting Hawks. Complementing Bruns is Tsotne Tsartsidze, who is producing 6.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. The Trailblazers have been led by Gooden, who is averaging 15.1 points and 4.3 assists.GIFTED GOODEN: Gooden has connected on 30.3 percent of the 33 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 5 for 14 over the last three games. He’s also converted 75.5 percent of his free throws this season.

WINLESS WHEN: The Trailblazers are 0-5 when they score 73 points or fewer and 6-0 when they exceed 73 points. The Fighting Hawks are 0-6 when they fail to score more than 71 points and 4-2 on the season, otherwise.

COLD SPELL: Dixie St. has lost its last three road games, scoring 69 points, while allowing 91.3 per game.

DID YOU KNOW: The Dixie St. offense has scored 83.3 points per game this season, ranking the Trailblazers 15th among Division I teams. The North Dakota defense has allowed 75.8 points per game to opponents (ranked 245th overall).


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