NCAAB Game Recap - North Dakota at Minnesota
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:00 PM EST

Akr
76
Lou
82
F
UVA
48
AzSt
45
F
Lamar
56
KY
81
F
LIU
66
TxTch
96
F
LongB
67
Ariz
104
F
N TX
59
UtSt
68
F
Vill
78
Baylor
87
F
Fla
70
Xav
65
F
Colora
56
Wyo
41
F
USD
69
Wash
88
F
Tul
65
Utah
61
F
Morg
112
Evans
115
F(3OT)
ChaSo
71
DelSt
61
F
NCAT
54
E MI
58
F
(N/A)
70
BethC
74
F
Albany
65
Presb
60
F
MisSt
81
CoCar
56
F
Mia-FL
55
UConn
80
F
FaDi
75
Lafy
80
F
NFla
67
Crei
76
F
(N/A)
68
TexAr
85
F
S UT
58
ETSU
70
F
WCU
70
Stetsn
64
F
(N/A)
62
Hartfo
58
F
WIMil
63
GrgWas
66
F
LSU
96
URI
83
F
UCIrv
74
Detr
86
F
MsVl
54
SDSt
84
F
WlmCry
64
SoMis
83
F
(N/A)
47
IPFW
81
F
VMI
63
UNCG
74
F
(N/A)
50
Maine
90
F
SacHr
97
Quin
80
F
E IL
72
InWor
63
F
AF
74
IndSt
84
F
Rice
77
ECU
69
F
CAPoly
59
Iowa
85
F
CSNor
56
Colg
64
F
Valpa
59
Nev
84
F
MOSt
74
Buff
75
F
UMass
63
StJon
78
F
StJos
64
Tows
76
F
Colum
82
CenCT
52
F
LoyMa
50
Duques
71
F
N DA
56
Minn
79
F
MidTN
63
Ohio
75
F
Cin
84
BGSU
91
F(OT)
Lib
62
UMKC
49
F
Hof
79
CS-Ful
57
F
Rider
72
Vermt
67
F
Nich
82
UMBC
72
F
SNST
56
StMar
107
F
NOrl
71
HI
79
F
TCU
60
Clem
62
F(OT)

Nov 24, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

North Dakota (1-4)

23

33

56

Minnesota (3-3)

36

43

79

Kalscheur scores 18 as Minnesota beats North Dakota 79-56
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:23 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) With continued growth from sophomore Gabe Kalscheur and the impact of two transfer guards in Marcus Carr and Payton Willis, Minnesota has become reliant on 3-point shooting.

The Gophers proved Sunday that they can still go inside to score.

Kalscheur scored 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting, Daniel Oturu added 15 points, and Minnesota beat North Dakota 79-56 on Sunday.

Carr had 10 points and six assists for the Gophers, who had five players score in double figures. A game after hitting the second-most 3-pointers (14 against Central Michigan on Thursday) in school history, Minnesota scored 42 points in the paint.

"Everything that we do is establishing the inside and then going back out," Gophers coach Richard Pitino said. "They've got a make a decision. When you've got a player like Daniel (Oturu), who's a really good player, they're going to have to decide what they want to do."

Minnesota (3-3) has won back-to-back games at home after a three-game losing streak on the road against power conference teams.

Marlon Stewart led the Hawks with 14 points, his 12th straight game in double figures and freshman De'Sean Allen-Eikens chipped in 12 points. North Dakota (1-4) shot 41.4% from the field and had 19 turnovers in losing its fourth straight game.

"They're very good at really controlling that lane and controlling that paint area," Hawks coach Paul Sather said. "They don't give you a lot of room to work. I thought that frustrated us a lot as far as our catches inside. . From a defensive standpoint, their plan was very, very good."

The Gophers were one of the nation's worst teams from 3 last season, but Kalscheur has led the team's surge from deep. He's scored at least 13 points in three straight games and has hit 10 3s in those games.

Kalscheur was 2 of 3 from deep on Sunday and is hitting 37.8% from beyond the arc this season.

"If they're going to come out at us at the 3-point line, we know we can attack as well," Kalscheur said.

Turnovers have been an issue for the Hawks. They have 84 turnovers in five games this season and at least 19 in three straight games.

TURNING POINT

Minnesota turnovers allowed North Dakota to start strong. Kalscheur had turnovers on the Gophers' first two possessions and the Hawks led 5-0. Minnesota then went on a 15-1 run to take control.

North Dakota was 0-for-7 shooting during the stretch and had four turnovers in a span of 6:38.

ROLE PLAYER

Jarvis Omersa came through with 11 points and nine rebounds off the bench for the Gophers. The sophomore had struggled recently, including a start against Utah on Nov. 15, but came through with season highs in points, rebounds and assists in a season-high 22 minutes, 23 seconds.

"Jarvis, it's never a doubt about playing hard," Pitino said. "He plays hard and he's got a high, high motor. He plays with great energy. It's now about production, filling up the stat sheet."

BIG PICTURE

North Dakota: A four-game stretch of road games that started at No. 8 Gonzaga is over and the Hawks can apply the lessons learned as they return home and the schedule eases a bit. North Dakota will need to protect the ball better and perhaps can gain some confidence back home.

Minnesota: Returning home, and facing an easier schedule, has helped the Gophers get some momentum. The past two games showed Minnesota can win in different ways, relying either on outside shooting or going inside as it did against the Hawks on Sunday. The Gophers are still home but will face another pair of power conference teams the next two games in DePaul and Clemson.

UP NEXT

North Dakota continues a busy week on Tuesday against Division III North Central at home. Sunday started a string of four games in seven days.

Minnesota gets a short break before hosting DePaul on Nov. 29. The Gophers have two games remaining before starting their conference schedule.

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Leaders

North Dakota PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
Z. Saddler 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Atelbauers 0 0 2 0 0 0
Minnesota PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
I. Ihnen 0 0 1 1 1 0
B. Greenlee 0 0 1 1 0 0

Team Comparison

N DA Minn
Points For 56 79
Field Goals 24/58-41% 32/63-51%
Three Pointers 6/23-26% 9/20-45%
Free Throws 2/4-50% 6/9-67%
Offensive Rebounds 7 9
Defensive Rebounds 25 29
Rebounds 36 39
Blocks 3 4
Steals 7 8
Turnovers 19 15
Personal Fouls 14 14
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Minn Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Nov 24 N DA 56 @ Minn 79 B. Danielson 1 M. Hurt 2

Game Information

Stadium: Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Attendance: 8,854
Game Time: