NCAA Tournament March Madness

#279 N Dakota St

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Projection: need to automatically qualify

The outlook for North Dakota State is a tightrope walk at best when considering their at-large bid potential. Their overall record hovers around the .500 mark and their season has been muddled with inconsistency, underscored by a few wins that intrigue, but are heavily counterbalanced by losses, some of which came to lesser-ranked opponents. The Bison's performance against top-tier teams such as the thumping at Creighton showed the gap in competition levels, while gritty wins against the likes of South Dakota State and a road victory at Montana highlight some potential. However, losses against teams like South Dakota dwell on their resume like unwanted blemishes. Given that context, North Dakota State's path to the big dance almost certainly relies on running the table in the Summit League Tournament because their performance in the regular season lacks the sparkle needed to snag an at-large bid.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6@W Michigan297W80-76
11/14(N)UC Davis170L68-53
11/25@Grand Canyon45L86-71
11/27@San Jose St257L78-65
12/4San Jose St257W83-78
12/17@Illinois St179L75-65
12/19@S Illinois118L76-63
12/29South Dakota321L75-66
1/6@E Washington143L91-83
1/11@Missouri KC238W92-91
1/13@NE Omaha268L96-92
1/20Oral Roberts291W72-67
1/25@St Thomas MN173L79-66
2/1@S Dakota St146W74-73
2/3@North Dakota250L60-58
2/8Missouri KC238W82-78
2/10NE Omaha268W81-79
2/15@Oral Roberts291W73-60
2/22St Thomas MN173W64-50
2/24North Dakota250W73-68
2/29@South Dakota321L88-68
3/2S Dakota St146L78-61
3/10(N)St Thomas MN173L68-58