Game Time...Fourth-ranked Northwestern College makes the long road trip west to Hastings, Neb. to play the Broncos in a GPAC match-up on Saturday, Jan. 21. Tip-off at the Lynn Farrell Arena is scheduled for 4pm. Northwestern currently holds a 1/2 game lead in the conference standings with a 9-2 record, 19-3 overall. Hastings is tied with Morningside for sixth place in the GPAC with a 5-5 record, 11-11 overall.
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All-Time...Northwestern holds a 31-20 lead in the all-time series against the Broncos dating back to the 1985-86 season. The Red Raiders are 4-6 over the last 10 match-ups against Hastings, however, defeating the Broncos at home 88-78 on Dec. 7 to snap their six game losing streak against them.
Last Five vs Hastings:
2016-17: 88-78 Win (H)
2015-16: 90-88 loss (H)
2015-16: 107-99 loss (A)
2014-15: 89-82 loss (H)
2014-15: 119-114 loss (A)
Last Time vs Hastings...Junior guard Riley Francis posted his first career double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead Northwestern past Hastings 88-78 in a match-up played in the Bultman Center on Dec. 7.
Northwestern never trailed and opened the game with a 22-8 run over the first seven minutes.
Free throws by Francis stretched the hosts lead to 19 later and a 7-0 run, capped by a Borchers three-pointer, put Northwestern up 24 (47-23) just before the half. Rich Williams knocked down a long three-pointer as time expired to make it a 21-point Northwestern lead at the half.
Buysse finished off a 13-4 run giving Northwestern its largest lead, 63-35, at the 16-minute mark. Five minute later, a Baker jumper gave the hosts a 28-point advantage (73-45) with 11 minutes to go.
The Broncos outscored Northwestern 29-10 over a 10-minute span to get as close as nine over the final minutes.
Northwestern shot 50% from the field and from the three-point arc (10/20).
Red Raiders held a commanding 46-35 edge on the boards; Nathan Wedel dished out a game-high five assists
Four Hastings players scored in double figures, led by Jake Hansen with 26 and Trey Moore with 14
Hastings College Broncos: 5-5 (T6th), 11-11 Head Coach: Bill Gavers (4th year)
The Broncos own a .500 record both in the GPAC (5-5) and overall (11-11) and are tied with Morningside for sixth place in the current conference standings. They are 2-2 since the new year, defeating both Mount Marty and Doane and losing to Midland and Dordt, both on the road.
Gavers returns one starter and six players from a 2015-16 team that finished fifth in the GPAC regular season (11-9) and lost to Midland in the GPAC Quarterfinals to end the year at 18-12.
Hastings is one of the top three-point shooting teams in the NAIA, ranking fifth with 227 on the season (10 per game). They are shooting 38% from beyond the arc and are scoring 84 points per game.
Jake Hansen-14.7ppg, 4.5rpg, 41 3pters
Trey Moore-transfer from Florida Southern-14.6ppg, 49 3pters, 4rpg, 128 assists
Rich Williams-14.2ppg, 58 3pters
Bart Hiscock-11.7ppg, 28 3pters, 6.3rpg
No. 4 Northwestern College: 9-2, 19-3 Head Coach Kris Korver (17th year)
Northwestern ranks eighth in the NAIA in scoring (91ppg) and is the top rebounding team in the NAIA, owning a +13 edge on the boards
The Red Raiders are fourth in the NAIA in field goal percentage (51%) and are giving up 78ppg
Colton Kooima leads the GPAC in scoring (23.6ppg), seventh most in the NAIA; Kooima is 19th all-time in career scoring at NWC with 1,435pts, 28 shy of Cam Olson (1,463) for 18th place
Francis ranks fourth in the GPAC in three-point percentage (45%)
Wedel is eighth in the GPAC with 79 assists; ranks 20th all-time at NW with 266 for his career
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