Men's basketball

Northwestern @ Mount Marty 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, Yankton, SD

Past games

Jan292014
@ Mount Marty
Dec042013
@ Northwestern
Feb062013
@ Northwestern
Nov282012
@ Mount Marty
Feb222012
@ Northwestern
GPAC Championship
Feb082012
@ Mount Marty
Nov302011
@ Northwestern
Feb242011
@ Northwestern
GPAC Tournament
Feb022011
@ Mount Marty
Nov232010
@ Northwestern
Feb232010
@ Northwestern
GPAC Tournament
Feb032010
@ Northwestern
Nov242009
@ Mount Marty
Jan212009
@ Mount Marty
Dec132008
@ Northwestern
Jan232008
@ Northwestern
Dec082007
@ Mount Marty
Jan162007
@ Northwestern
Nov182006
@ Mount Marty
Feb182006
@ Northwestern
Jan182006
@ Mount Marty

About MM

Located in Yankton, SD, Mount Marty College is a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference.
Northwestern At Mount Marty Wednesday Night

Game Time...Northwestern College travels to Yankton, S.D., to play Mount Marty in a GPAC match-up on Wednesday night, Dec. 2 at 8pm. The Red Raiders are 0-2 in conference play, 5-3 overall while the Lancers come into Wednesday night with a 0-4 league mark, 1-6 overall.

All-Time...Northwestern leads the all-time series 45-16 against the Lancers, including wins in 19 of the last 20 match-ups. 

Scouting Mount Marty...The Lancers bring a 1-8 overall record into Wednesday night's match-up, 0-4 in league play. They opened the year with six consecutive losses before earning a 103-76 win over Oglala Lakota on Nov. 18. Among their GPAC losses are Hastings, Concordia, Midland and Dordt last time out, 102-63. 

Andrew Baker is in his second season as the Lancers' head coach after spending several years as the top assistant under former head coach Jim Thorson. Baker returns all five starters and 13 players off a 2013-14 team that finishe 11th in the GPAC at 2-18, 4-24 overall. They were picked 10th in the GPAC preseason poll.

Mount Marty averages 70 points per game, shooting 41% from the field and 35% from beyond the arc. They are being outrebounded by a +5 margin and are giving up 87 points per game.

Bud Smith is fifth in the GPAC in scoring, averaging 18.6 points per game. A returning starter, Smith leads the team with 12 three-pointers and 11 steals. Taylor Mallay, a transfer from Sheridan Community College, averages 8.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per game while Jake Anderson scores 8.2 points per game.

Northwestern News and Notes...The Red Raiders are off to an 0-2 start in conference play, losing at home to Hastings and suffering a last-second two-point loss to #12 Morningside last week. Northwestern is 5-3 overall which includes a win over #2 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.). 

Northwestern averages nearly 89 points per game, third best in the GPAC and ranking 10th in the NAIA. They are one of the top shooting teams in the conference at 49% while draining 39% of their three-point attempts. Defensively, Northwestern is giving up 77 points per game and leads the GPAC with a +14 advantage on the boards.

Jordan Baker leads a balanced scoring effort and is one of four Red Raider players in double figures at 15.4 points per game. The sophomore also leads the GPAC in rebounding, pulling down 9.5 per game. Nathan Wedel averages 13.9 points per game and is shooting 62% from the floor. Colton Kooima scores 13.6 points per game and is the top perimeter threat with 25 three-pointers. The freshman is shooting 44% from the three-point arc. Taylor Francis averages 10.9 points per game and is tied with T.J. Buyert with 10 three-pointers.

Up Next...Northwestern plays host to Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 6 at 4pm. 

Taylor Francis

# 10 | Guard
Junior from Hull, Iowa

T.J. Buyert

# 14 | Guard
Junior from Sioux Center, Iowa

Jordan Baker

# 32 | Forward
Sophomore from Sioux Falls, S.D.

Colton Kooima

# 4 | Guard
Freshman from Sioux Falls, S.D.

Nathan Wedel

# 22 | Guard
Freshman from Yale, S.D.