North Dakota State (2-8, 0-2 Summit) is scheduled open the three-game BTI Invitational against Kansas State (6-2, 0-0 Big 12) at 9:30 p.m. (Central) Sunday, Dec. 18, in Cox Pavillion at Las Vegas ... The Bison are scheduled to play host UNLV (8-2, 0-0 Mountain West) at 7 p.m. (Central) Monday, Dec. 19, and then close out tournament play against Northwestern (7-1, 0-0 Big Ten) at 7 p.m. (Central) Tuesday, Dec. 20 ... Abby Plucker has led NDSU in rebounding in seven of 10 games including four double-figure efforts this season ... Plucker enters Sunday's game with 990 career points and is bidding to become the 29th player in the program's history to reach 1,000 points ... In the NCAA statistics, Janae Burich is 13th in blocked shots (3.1 bpg).
This will be the second meeting between North Dakota State and Kansas State ... K-State defeated NDSU 70-59 on Nov. 22, 1985, at the Little Apple Classic in Manhattan ... The Bison are 0-4 against members of the Big 12 (Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas) ... This will be the first meeting between North Dakota State and UNLV ... The Bison are 1-5 against current members of the Mountain West (Air Force 1-1, New Mexico 0-1, TCU 0-1, Wyoming 0-2) ... This will be the first meeting between North Dakota State and Northwestern ... The Bison are 1-5 against the Big Ten (all previous meetings against Minnesota).