Thursday January 27, 2022

Who’s Playing

St. Thomas (MN) @ North Dakota

Current Records: St. Thomas (MN) 8-8; North Dakota 4-14

What to Know

The St. Thomas (MN) Tommies have enjoyed the comforts of home their last three games, but now they must head out on the road. The Tommies and the North Dakota Fighting Hawks will face off in a Summit battle at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they’ll have plenty of motivation to get the ‘W.’

St. Thomas (MN) ended up a good deal behind the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles when they played last week, losing 81-66.

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Meanwhile, North Dakota was within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap on Thursday as they fell 73-68 to the Western Illinois Leathernecks.

The losses put St. Thomas (MN) at 8-8 and North Dakota at 4-14. A pair of defensive stats to keep an eye on: St. Thomas (MN) has allowed their opponents to shoot 46.10% from the floor on average, which is the 24th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. The Fighting Hawks have experienced some struggles of their own as they have allowed their opponents to shoot 48.80% from the floor on average, which is the 354th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. The good news? The teams might be seeing more of their shots fall.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 2 p.m. ET
  • Where: Betty Engelstad Sioux Center — Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last seven years.

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