The MSU Moorhead basketball teams will open the 2009-10 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference season on Friday and Saturday as they travel to Bemidji State (Minn.) and Minnesota-Duluth, respectively.

WOMEN

The Dragons women’s team will play both teams at 6 p.m. each night. MSUM goes into the competition with a 5-0 record, most recently topping Mayville State 97-46. The Dragons have three players averaging over 13 points per game. Meghan Rettke leads the team with 13.4 ppg and 10.2 rebounds per contest. Alison Nash-Gerlach leads in scoring with 69 season points, averaging 13.8 per game. Angie Jetvig hit a career high 21 against Mayville State to increase her game average to 13.0.

BSU enters Friday’s game with a 4-1 overall record, currently on a two game winning streak. They lost on Nov. 21 to Buena Vista. The only common opponent the Dragons have had with the Beavers is Mayville State who also lost to BSU, 82-60.

After starting the season with a loss, UMD has rebounded with four straight wins. The Bulldogs will play Minnesota-Crookston on Friday, before hosting the Dragons on Saturday.

MEN

The Dragons men’s team goes into league play with a 2-3 overall record. Jake Driscoll leads the team and is ranked sixth in the NSIC with an average of 17.4 points per game. Freshman Alex Novak is leading the team on rebounding with a 7.8 per game average, also averaging 7.8 points per contest.

BSU hosts the Dragons on Friday night at 8 p.m. The Beavers go into the game with a 3-2 record. Most recently, the Beavers suffered a 78-65 loss to Wisconsin-Parkside.

The Bulldogs will host Minnesota-Crookston on Friday before welcoming the Dragons on Saturday at 8 p.m. UMD has suffered three straight losses after going 2-1 in their first three games of the season.

LIVE STREAMING

MSUM Dragons basketball games can be viewed for FREE on the internet, live on the Penn Atlantic Network through the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference LiveStreaming. Visit Free NSIC Web Streaming under the Dragons Sports Media tab on the Dragons homepage, www.msumdragons.com or www.northernsun.tv

RADIO

All Dragons basketball games are broadcast live by Steve d’Eustachio, the voice of the Dragons, on Dragons Sports Radio, broadcast on AM 1600 ESPN. The pre-game show begins 20 minutes prior to tip-off and can also be heard on www.dragonradio.org