Mavericks start four games homestand vs. Marauders and Beavers – Minnesota State University
MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota State starts this weekend with a four-game homestand as it hosts the University of Mary on Friday and Minot State on Saturday. The announcements are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Taylor Center.
History of the State of Minnesota: The 2022-23 season marks the 101st campaign as a college sport for Minnesota state men’s basketball. The Mavericks have gone 1,410-940 (.600) in 2,350 games since the program began in the 1920–21 season. MSU completed its 33rd and final season as a member of the NCC in 2008, holding a record 283-267 (.515) in 550 league games played. In the NSIC, MSU owns a record of 206-100 (.673), which comes with four regular-season championships and two tournament championships.
Against the Marauders: Friday’s game between Minnesota State and the University of Mary marks their 18th meeting ever, with MSU leading the series 13-4. UMary won his last meeting 65-60 in Bismarck in the 2021-22 season.
second grader Tyrell Stutley recorded eight points and five rebounds for the Mavericks.
Gertautas Urbonavicius had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Marauders.
head coach Matt Margenthaler owns a 13-4 record against UMary, including a 7-1 record at the Taylor Center.
Against the beavers: Saturday’s game between Minnesota State and Minot State will be the 11th meeting ever as the Mavericks lead the series 8-2. The Beavers won the last meeting 97-69 in Minot.
second grader Tyrell Stutley scored 18 points for the Mavericks as a sophomore Harrison Bradis scored 11 points.
Cam’ron Dunfee led the Beavers with 17 points while Jaxon Gunville recorded 12 points.
head coach Matt Margenthaler owns an 8-2 record against Minot State, including a 4-0 record at the Taylor Center.
To the Mavericks: The state of Minnesota enters the week holders of a 13-7 record, including a 7-7 NSIC record. Last weekend, the Mavericks fell to Northern State (104-87) and MSU Moorhead (86-76).
As a team, MSU averages 80.2 points and 39.1 rebounds per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. The Mavericks shoot 37.7% from three-point range and have 279 assists and 69 blocks.
Junior Malik Willingham is averaging 18.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game this season. second grader Kyreese Willingham also averaged 13.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game as a senior Trevor Moore also has 14.6 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.
The Mavericks are led by Matt Margenthaler, who is in his 22nd season at Minnesota State. He owns a career record of 449-204 (.687).
Regarding the Marauders: The University of Mary is entering the owner of a 9-9 record this weekend, including a 5-9 NSIC record. Last weekend, UMary fell 69-54 at home to Upper Iowa before beating Winona State 67-59
As a unit, UMary is averaging 70.8 points and 37.1 rebounds per game this season while shooting 43.3% from the field and 36.8% from long range. The Marauders have given out 273 assists and recorded 90 steals.
Kam Warrens leads the Marauders with 13.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Zyon Smith also has 11.1 points and 2.8 rebounds per game, while Treyton Mattern has 10.9 points and 3.0 assists per game.
The University of Mary is coached by Jack Nelson, who is in his second season as the Marauders head coach. He owns a 20-26 record at UMary.
To the beavers: Minot State enters the weekend as the holders of a 9-9 record, including a 6-8 NSIC record. Last weekend, the Beavers fell at home to Winona State (67-58) and Upper Iowa (84-73)
As a team this season, Minot is averaging 74.7 points and 34.2 rebounds per game while shooting 44.5% from the field and 36.2% from three-point range. The Beavers have given up 220 assists and recorded 109 steals.
Khari Broadway leads the Beavers this season with 13.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per game, while Cam’ron Dunfee has averaged 12.3 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. Jaxon Gunville has also averaged 11.1 points per game.
Matt Murken is in his 10th season as head coach at Minot State. He owns a record of 138-153.