men's basketball; CC vs Tech

Montana Tech’s Dylan Pannabecker pushes in on Carroll’s Ryan Imhoff during Wednesday’s game in Helena.

No. 6 Carroll College at Montana State-Northern

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Armory Gymnasium

Records: Northern (16-10, 6-8 Frontier); Carroll (22-4, 10-4)

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Projected Northern starters: F Ryan Reeves (6-10, Sr.) 15.4 ppg; G Gabe Porter (6-1, Jr.) 14.4 ppg; G Charles Porter (6-2, Sr.) 10 ppg; G Devin Bray (5-11, So.) 8.7 ppg; F Justin Dunsmore (6-6, Jr.) 11.5 ppg.

Projected Carroll starters: F Ryan Imhoff (6-6, Sr.) 20.3 ppg; F Match Burnham (6-8, Jr.) 14 ppg; F Matt Wyman (6-7, Jr.) 13 ppg; G Lorel Johnson (6-1, Sr.) 6.4 ppg; G Ife Kalejaiye (6-2, Sr.) 8.1 ppg.

Noteworthy: The last time the Saints went to Havre, the Lights hit a desperation 3-pointer to send the game to overtime before Carroll gutted out a win. … the Saints defeated MSU-N 78-43 in Helena. … Carroll enters the game on a five-game winning streak. … The Saints are the highest ranked member of the Frontier Conference in the latest NAIA Top 25 poll at No. 6. … Ryan Imhoff was recently named the Bevo Francis Award Top 25 Watch List. … Imhoff leads the Saints in points scored (20.3), rebounding, assisting (3.9), stealing (2.7) and blocked shots (1.2) per game. … The Saints are the No. 1 field goal shooting, three point shooting and free throw shooting team in the NAIA… Carroll also owns the No. 3-ranked defense in the NAIA, allowing 66 points per game. … Northern enters the game on a three-game losing skid, though losses against Western and Lewis-Clark State came by a combined five points. … The Lights make the most 3-pointers per game out of any team in the NAIA with 11.4. … Northern also owns the best assist-turnover ratio at 1.6. ... Ryan Reeves is ranked No. 1 in the nation in blocked shots per game (3.6) and total blocks (93). ... He leads the conference in rebounding (8.2) and blocks. … Carroll is vying for the top spot in the Frontier, while Montana State-Northern looks to improve its seeding and perhaps host a postseason game.

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