NIACC men return to action tonight at DCTC

Freshman Mac Skogen directs traffic during a game earlier this season.
Freshman Mac Skogen directs traffic during a game earlier this season.

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. - After a 25-day layoff, the NIACC men's basketball team returns to action Wednesday in a nonconference contest at Dakota County Technical College.

Game time is set for 7 p.m.

NIACC (11-3) last played on Dec. 16 when it topped the Associated Free Lutheran Bible School 74-39. Cam McPherson grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds against AFLBS.

The NIACC men are 3-4 all-time against DCTC with the first meeting coming in the 2011-12 season. NIACC topped DCTC last season 64-63.

DCTC (9-7) has won four straight games. In the 2018 calendar year, the Blue Knights have topped RCTC (74-67) and Anoka-Ramsey (74-72).

DCTC is led by Harlyn Owens, who averages 21.6 points per game. Demario Armstrong is next in line for the Blue Knights at 15.6 points per game.

NIACC men's 2017-18 season (11-3 overall)

NIACC 65, Fort Scott CC 60

NIACC 93, Bay College 87 (OT)

NIACC 81, Milwaukee Area Tech 69

NIACC 91, Harper College 61

Iowa Western 115, NIACC 65

NIACC 90, Wartburg College JV 70

NIACC 82, Riverland CC 54

NIACC 96, Luther College JV 67

Southeastern 109, NIACC 58

NIACC 82, Northeast CC 60

NIACC 67, Central CC-Columbus 66

NIACC 95, St. Ambrose JV 58

Augustana College (Ill.) JV 101, NIACC 93 (OT)

NIACC 74, AFLBS 39

NIACC men's basketball team 2017-18

When NIACC                                                   Then NIACC is

In November                                                    7-2

In December                                                    4-1

Plays at home                                                   4-1

Plays on road                                                    3-2

Plays on neutral court                                        4-0

Leads at halftime                                               11-0

Trails at halftime                                                0-3

Tied at halftime                                                  0-0

Plays in overtime                                                1-0

Scores less than 60 points                                  0-1

Scores between 60-69 points                              2-1

Scores between 70-79 points                             1-0

Scores between 80-89 points                             3-0

Scores between 90-99 points                             5-1

Scores 100 or more points                                 0-0

Allows less than 60 points                                  3-0

Allows between 60-69 points                             6-0

Allows between 70-79 points                             1-0

Allows between 80-89 points                             1-0

Allows between 90-99 points                             0-0

Allows 100 or more points                                 0-3

Game decided by 1-3 points                               1-0

Game decided by 4-6 points                               2-0

Game decided by 7-10 points                             0-1

Game decided by 11-14 points                           1-0

Game decided by 15+ points                             7-2

NIACC MEN'S SEASON SINGLE-GAME HIGHS

TEAM

Points - 95 vs. St. Ambrose JV (12-9-17)

3-point goals - 15 vs. St. Ambrose JV (12-9-17)

Rebounds - 68 vs. Riverland CC (11-21-17)

Assists - 27 vs. St. Ambrose JV (12-9-17)

Steals - 13, twice.

INDIVIDUAL

Points - 35, Nick Wurm vs. Augustana College (Ill.) JV (12-10-17)

3-point goals - 5, Nick Wurm vs. Northeast CC (12-1-17)

Rebounds - 18, Cam McPherson vs. AFLBS (12-16-17)

Assists - 8, Nick Wurm vs. St. Ambrose JV (12-9-17)

Steals - 5, Nick Wurm vs. Augustana College (Ill.) JV (12-10-17)

DMACC men stop NIACC, 65-53
February 25, 2018 DMACC men stop NIACC, 65-53
NIACC men play at Ellsworth
February 21, 2018 NIACC men play at Ellsworth
NIACC men clip DMACC, 56-55
January 27, 2018 NIACC men clip DMACC, 56-55
NIACC falls to DCTC, 85-65
January 10, 2018 NIACC falls to DCTC, 85-65
NIACC men cruise, 95-58
December 9, 2017 NIACC men cruise, 95-58
NIACC men fall to Southeastern
November 30, 2017 NIACC men fall to Southeastern
NIACC men move record to 5-1
November 20, 2017 NIACC men move record to 5-1