MBB: Men's Basketball Preview--VCSU vs. Jamestown College
Jan 29th, 2013 @ 8:49 am | Author: Viking Sports Admin
Opponent: Jamestown College
Date: Wednesday, January 30
Time: 7:30 PM
Site: W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse
Live Radio: KOVC 1490
Live Stats: DakStats
Live Video: Valley City State IHigh
Vikings at a Glance: The Valley City State University Men's Basketball team enters Wednesday evening with a 17-5 overall record and having won eight of their last nine games. The only loss in that run was a three point loss to Jamestown College in the Dakota Tip-Off Classic on their home floor.
The Vikings are ranked in the top 20 in several team categories including; 7th in NAIA Division II Men's Basketball in Defensive Rebounds per Game (29.5), 12th in 3-Point Field Goals Made per Game (8.727), 14th in Total 3-Point Field Goals Made (192), 20th in 3-Point Field Goal Percentage (.376) and 20th in Field Goal Percentage Defense (40.5%).
Individually, Senior Guard Sekani Milligen is averaging 19.9 points per game, ranking him 13th in the nation in scoring average and shooting 43.8% from the three point line. He leads the NAIA Division II ranks in 3-Pt Field Goals Made per Game with 4.048 and is third in Total 3-Point Field Goals Made (85).
The Opponent: Jamestown College enters Wednesday's game with an overall record of 11-13. After enduring a six game losing streak that stretched from December into January, the Jimmies have won four of their last five games.
The Jimmies are led by Junior Guard, Mark Hoge who averages 18.5 points per game. Hoge is followed by Davon Thomas as the only other Jimmie in double figures with 15.0 points per game.