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Trojans looks to snap four-game losing streak this weekend
January 19, 2011
The Dakota State University men's basketball team looks to snap their four-game losing streak this weekend. DSU travels to North Dakota for a pair of DAC conference games to conclude their first-half portion of the conference schedule.
Dakota State will travel to Jamestown on Friday night. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Center in Jamestown, N.D. On Saturday night, the Trojans visit Valley City State at the W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse in Valley City, N.D. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.
DSU is 9-9 overall record and 1-4 in the DAC. Dakota State lost to SD Mines and Black Hills State last weekend at home.
Jamestown is 14-5 and 3-2 in the conference. Valley City State's overall record is 7-12 and 1-4 in the DAC. The Jimmies defeated the Vikings 86-76 on Jan. 13.
JC, receiving votes in the latest NAIA Division II Men's Basketball national poll, is third in the DAC standings. Dakota State and VCSU is in a three-way tie for sixth place.
Dakota State and Jamestown split their two meetings last season, with each team winning on their own home court. The Trojans defeated the Jimmies 63-53 on Jan. 22, 2010 in Madison, S.D. On Feb. 20, 2010 in Jamestown, N.D., JC went on to beat DSU 62-51.
Valley City State had won the last 10 meetings from Dakota State, including three games last year. The Vikings defeated the Trojans 71-54 (DAC Postseason Tournament on Feb. 24, 2010) and 59-58 (Feb. 19, 2010) in Valley City, N.D. VCSU beat DSU 76-66 on Jan. 26, 2010 in Madison, S.D.
The last time Dakota State defeated the Vikings was on Dec. 17, 2005 in Madison, S.D. (82-81 in overtime) DSU's last win at Valley City, N.D. was on Jan. 21, 2005 (89-78), the year when the Trojans finished second in the DAC conference regular season.
The games will be available on live video webcast from 'America One.' In addition, there will be a live stats/scoring from the games. Check on www.dsuathletics.com under 'Upcoming Events' for more information.
Radio coverage will be also available on KJAM FM 103.1 with the Trojan voice of Brian Holt.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director