NDSU took over sole possession of first place in the Summit League Saturday after a 69-58 win over Fort Wayne in front of 4,557 fans at the BSA in what was a loud and raucous environment. It was a dunk show in the second half for the Bison, TrayVonn Wright
(pictured here) had a thunderous one-hander near the end of the game that sealed it and reminded me of George Hill’s infamous one-hander in 2008 when he was here, which seems fitting since that may be the best dunk in the BSA’s history, this one will rank right up there, for the record Saul Phillips said Wright’s dunk is in the top five of TrayVonn’s dunks.On the flip side, free throws and three-point shooting continue to be an issue for NDSU; the Bison after not making a three Thursday against IUPUI, went 5 of 19 on Saturday, which isn’t great, but it’s a step in the right direction. Free throw shooting though was again not good just 12 of 20 and eventually that’s going to catch up to the Bison in a game and won’t be able to overcome. Wright said postgame it’s a mental deal and “just can’t let it become more of an issue than what it is.”
What is an issue for Bison opponents is Kory Brown. The sophomore is starting to blossom, he had a terrific two games at home, Thursday he goes for 10 points and five rebounds against IUPUI, he was even better Saturday against IPFW, a true stat-stuffer, 13 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals, he was terrific in all facets of the game and has become another threat to score, not just a defensive stopper. The Bison have five games remaining in the regular season, three at home, two on the road, NDSU plays at Western Illinois and Omaha next weekend, a tough road trip, NDSU hasn’t won in Macomb since December of 2009, and Omaha is a totally different team at home than they are on the road. The Bison have first for now, we’ll see how long they hang on to it.