Valley News Live Sports, November 25th at 10pm

Valley News Live Sports, November 25th at 10pm


PRE-SEASON NUMBER ONE OUT OF THE BIG SKY … MONTANA. THE GRIZZLIES RETURN ALL FIVE STARTERS FROM LAST SEASON … A SQUAD THAT TOPPED THE BISON IN MISSOULA … NDSU OF COURSE LOOKING TO FLIP THE SCRIPT … BRIAN SHAWN AND ERV INIGER THERE TONIGHT WITH THE CALL ON ME-TV. GRIZ OFF TO A GOOD START … LEADING BY DOUBLE DIGITS AT SOME POINTS FIRST HALF … WORKING IT INSIDE OUT HERE THEIR UP 23-11 BUT THE BISON WAKING UP NOW … AND IT ALL STARTS WITH GOOD TEAM DEFENSE … BISON STEPPING UP AND KORY BROWN COMES THROUGH THE KEY TO GRAB THE BLOCK … THEY TURN IT IN TO POINTS AS AJ JACOBSON DRAWS THE ATTENTION … ONE OF HIS FOUR ASSISTS AS HE DISHES DOWN TO FRESHMAN DYLAN MILLER … CARLIN DUPREE GETS THE BISON THE LEAD WITH A GREAT DRIVE TO THE HOOP … DRAWS THE FOUL AS WELL AND BISON ARE IN CONTROL. DUPREE WITH 13 BIG POINTS OF THE HERD. THEY’RE UP 28-25 AT THE HALF. THEY HOLD THAT LEAD IN TO THE SECOND … AJ JACOBSON ON THE DRIBBLE … GRIZZ MAKE HIM WORK FOR IT BUT HE GETS THE SPACE HE NEEDS. BISON UP FIVE HERE. THEY DON’T LOOK BACK … JACOBSON WITH A TEAM HIGH 17 … PAUL MILLER RIGHT BEHIND HIM WITH 15 … BISON PICKING UP THE 73- 53 WIN … KEEPING THEIR HOME COURT WINNING STREAK ALIVE AT 27. THEY HAVE A SHOT AT 28 SATURDAY AT 1 PM WHEN THEY HOST NORTH CAROLINA A-AND-T AT SCHEELS ARENA. NORTH DAKOTA MEN’S BASKETBALL GEARING UP FOR A BIG RETURN TO THE BETTY ENGELSTAD SIOUX CENTER ON SATURDAY. THE FIGHTING HAWKS HOSTING NORTHERN IOWA … WHOSE ROLLING OFF A BIG TIME WIN OVER NUMBER ONE NORTH CAROLINA LAST WEEKEND. YES … THAT NORTH CAROLINA. IN A RARE SCHEDULING … A TOP TIER TEAM TRAVELED TO A MID-MAJOR COURT. SOMETHING ROY WILLIAMS DID FOR AN IOWA NATIVE ON HIS TEAM … NOT ONLY WAS THE PLAYER OUT WITH A BROKEN HAND … BUT THE TAR-HEELS FELL 71-67 … IT’S A STORY OF OPPORTUNITY AND FLAT OUT HARD WORK BY THE PANTHERS … IT’S A BLUE PRINT NORTH DAKOTA LOOKS TO MAKE THEIR OWN ON SATURDAY. DRICK BERNSTINE, FIGHTING HAWKS SO. FORWARD – “IT PUTS US ON A STAGE TO MAKE SOME NOISE HONESTLY. IT GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO SOMETHING. AND OF COURSE IT’S DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE WHEN YOU HAVE ALL THIS MAJOR … YOU HAVE A NUMBER ONE TEAM AND THEY GO IN THERE AND GET KNOCKED OFF AND YOU THINK THAT PUTS NORTHERN IOWA IN A GOOD POSITION SO WHAT IF WE GO IN THERE AND KNOCK THEM OFF WHEN THEY COME IN HERE AND THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT’S VERY EXCITING ABOUT THIS WEEK TO ME.” ON THE PERSONAL SIDE OF THINGS … THIS WEEKEND IS EXCITING BECAUSE NORTHERN IOWA’S HEAD COACH BEN JACOBSON IS FROM THE MAYVILLE AREA … HE PLAYED AT NORTH DAKOTA FROM 1989 TO 93 AS WELL AS COACHED AT U-N-D BEFORE HEADING TO NDSU TO COACH UNDER GREG MCDERMOTT. HE JUST COLLECTED HIS 200TH WIN AT NORTHERN IOWA TONIGHT WHEN THE PANTHERS TOPPED DUBUQUE 83-63. THE MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE HANDING OUT THEIR TOP HONORS TODAY … NONE OF WHICH ARE HERE IN FARGO … THE FULL LIST OF THOSE WINNERS … INCLUDING COACH OF THE YEAR … OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE … AS WELL AS NEWCOMER AND FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR RECIPIENTS ARE ON OUR WEBSITE. BISON FANS I HAVE HEARD YOU ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER … AT THE GROCERY STORE AND EVEN THE MOVIE THEATRE ON SUNDAY AFERNOON … THIS BRACKET HAS YOU UPSET … THE VALLEY AS A WHOLE NOT HAPPY WITH BEING HOUSED TOGETHER ON ONE SIDE OF THE BRACKET … SOUTH DAKOTA STATE SHOOTING FOR A REMATCH WITH THE BISON AS THEY FACE MONTANA THIS WEEKEND … THEIR HEAD COACH JOHN STIEGELMEIER ADDING HIS TWO CENTS ON THE BRACKET … JOHN STIEGELMEIER, SDSU HEAD FOOTBALL COACH – “IT’S REALLY EASY TO PREPARE FOR A TEAM YOU PREPARED FOR THE SECOND TIME AROUND SO, WE HAVE FIVE TEAMS IN AND WE’RE ALL ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE BRACKET, I THINK THAT’S A TOUGH SCENARIO.” HIS PLAYERS NOT QUITE AS DIPLOMATIC … SAYING IT’S CLEAR THE N-C-A-A DOESN’T WANT AN ALL VALLEY CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AGAIN … ONE MORE TIME … SDSU AND THE GRIZ MEET THIS WEEKEND IN MONTANA. WE’LL HAVE THOSE HIGHLIGHTS HERE ON VALLEY NEWS LIVE AS THE WINNER RETURNS TO FARGO ON DECEMBER 5TH. STILL TO COME TONIGHT..

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