Don't look now, the USF Men's basketball team is playing some great basketball and picked up two more wins this weekend on the road.

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Here is the complete release from the University of Sioux Falls fresh off those two wins and more information on the hot start for the Cougars.

January 7, 2023

BISMARCK – The University of Sioux Falls men's basketball goes 2-0 on the weekend with a 90-84 victory over the University of Mary tonight.

WHAT HAPPENED

  • The Cougars advance to 12-4 on the year and 7-3 in the NSIC with tonight's win. Sioux Falls sits atop the NSIC South Division and fourth overall.
  • The Marauders held the NSICs leading scorer, Matt Cartwright, to just two points in the first half before he broke loose for 19 points in the second half.
  • Multiple Cougars saw career highs tonight starting with Noah Puetz with 23 points and Trent Lippoldt with 12.

SIOUX FALLS LEADERS

  • Puetz (23) and Cartwright (21) led the Coo in scoring with a combined 44 points on the night followed by Jack Thompson with 17. Puetz went 10-11 from the field, 2-2 from the line, and 1-1 from three-point territory. Cartwright continues to lead the NSIC in scoring with 351 points on the season and sat fifth in the country prior to this weekend's performance.
  • Puetz also paved the way on the boards for the Cougars with eight rebounds.
  • Thompson, Puetz, and Kenji Scales each dished out four assists tonight.

TEAM STATISTICS

  • Sioux Falls went 33-59 from the field tonight while going 16-20 from the line.
  • The Cougars picked up 19 points after forcing the Marauders to 14 turnovers.

UP NEXT

The Cougars return home to host Northern State and Minnesota State – Moorhead next weekend. On Friday, the women's game will tip off at 5:30 p.m. followed by the men's game at 7:30 p.m.

For more information on the USF men's basketball team, their current roster, and their upcoming schedule, you can visit their team website.


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