MADISON, S.D. - The 2013-14 Dakota State University Lady T's basketball schedule has been released and features nine home dates. The Lady T's also will play in the NAIA's newest conference - the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) - and will play eight conference games in 2013-14.
Dakota State will face six teams that qualified for the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Tournament in 2013 on their 2013-14 schedule.
The Lady T's kicks off the season on Wednesday, Oct. 30 against NSAA foe Presentation (S.D.). They will play in a non-conference game at the Strode Center in Aberdeen, S.D. at 7 p.m.
DSU heads to Fremont, Neb. to play in the Midland Classic against a pair of Great Plains Athletic Conference foes on Nov. 1-2.
Dakota State continues their action on the road at Northwestern (Iowa) (No. 4 in the 2012-13 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Postseason national poll) on Nov. 5, AIB (Iowa) on Nov. 8, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) on Nov. 13 and Mount Marty (S.D.) on Nov. 15.
The Lady T's return home for its home opener on Saturday, Nov. 16 against Trinity Bible (N.D.) at DSU Fieldhouse.
DSU will play an exhibition game against NCAA Division II and Northern Sun Intercollegiate member St. Cloud State (Minn.) on Nov. 26 in St. Cloud.
The Lady T's will compete in the Wisconsin-Stout Classic held in Menominee, Wis. on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
Dakota State returns home on Saturday, Dec. 7 for a contest versus Morningside (Iowa), ranked No. 3 in the 2012-13 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Postseason national poll.
Trinity Bible will host DSU on Dec. 10 in Ellendale, N.D. The Lady T's plays another home game on Dec. 14 with Martin Luther (Minn.).
DSU will be making a trip to the West Coast for a pair of games against California schools. The Lady T's visit San Diego Christian (Calif.) on Dec. 20 and Cal State San Marcos on Dec. 21.
Dakota State is scheduled to play in two different classics on the same week. The Lady T's play Briar Cliff (Iowa) on Dec. 30 and Morningside on Dec. 31 in the Briar Cliff Classic. DSU travels to McPherson, Kan. to play in the McPherson Classic to kick off the 2014 year on Jan. 3-4.
The Lady T's play their final two home non-conference games against members of the GPAC. DSU hosts Mount Marty on Friday, Jan. 10 and Briar Cliff on Wednesday, Jan. 15.
The NSAA race gets underway on Wednesday, Jan. 22 when the Lady T's host Presentation at 5:30 p.m. in a conference doubleheader.
DSU plays their final non-conference game on the road on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Dordt (Iowa).
Dakota State continues their NSAA conference games on their remaining schedule including Jamestown (N.D.), Mayville State (N.D.) and Valley City State (N.D.). The Lady T's will have a road game at Presentation on Feb. 8.
In 2014, the NSAA conference postseason conference championship tournament kicks off with a quarterfinal action at the highest seed on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The semifinals take place on Saturday, March 1 at the remaining highest seeds. The semifinal winners will advance to the NSAA postseason tournament championship game on Tuesday, March 1 at the highest remaining seed.
The NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Tournament will be held in Sioux City, Iowa for the 17th straight year. The national tournament takes place at the Tyson Center on March 12-18, 2014.
|Saturday||Oct. 26||Scrimmage||Sioux City, Iowa||TBD|
|Wednesday||Oct. 30||Presentation (S.D.)||Aberdeen, S.D.||7 p.m.|
|Friday||Nov. 1||Midland (Neb.) - Midland Classic||Fremont, Neb.||8 p.m.|
|Saturday||Nov. 2||Hastings (Neb.) - Midland Classic||Fremont, Neb.||5:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||Nov. 5||Northwestern (Iowa)||Orange City, Iowa||6 p.m.|
|Friday||Nov. 8||AIB (Iowa)||Des Moines, Iowa||7:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday||Nov. 13||Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)||Mitchell, S.D.||6 p.m.|
|Friday||Nov. 15||Mount Marty (S.D.)||Yankton, S.D.||7 p.m.|
|Saturday||Nov. 16||Trinity Bible (N.D.)||Madison, S.D.||5 p.m.|
|Tuesday||Nov. 26||St. Cloud State (Minn.) #||St. Cloud, Minn.||7 p.m.|
|Saturday||Nov. 30||TBD - Wisconsin-Stout Classic||Menominee, Wis.||TBD|
|Sunday||Dec. 1||TBD - Wisconsin-Stout Classic||Menominee, Wis.||TBD|
|Saturday||Dec. 7||Morningside (Iowa)||Madison, S.D.||5 p.m.|
|Tuesday||Dec. 10||Trinity Bible (N.D.)||Ellendale, N.D.||6 p.m.|
|Saturday||Dec. 14||Martin Luther (Minn.)||Madison, S.D.||3 p.m.|
|Friday||Dec. 20||San Diego Christian (Calif.)||San Diego, Calif.||7:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||Dec. 21||Cal State San Marcos||San Marcos, Calif.||TBD|
|Monday||Dec. 30||Briar Cliff (Iowa) - Briar Cliff Classic||Sioux City, Iowa||5:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||Dec. 31||Morningside (Iowa) - Briar Cliff Classic||Sioux City, Iowa||1 p.m.|
|Friday||Jan. 3||TBD - McPherson Classic||McPherson, Kan.||TBD|
|Saturday||Jan. 4||TBD - McPherson Classic||McPherson, Kan.||TBD|
|Friday||Jan. 10||Mount Marty (S.D.)||Madison, S.D.||7 p.m.|
|Wednesday||Jan. 15||Briar Cliff (Iowa)||Madison, S.D.||7 p.m.|
|Wednesday||Jan. 22||Presentation (S.D.)*||Madison, S.D.||5:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||Jan. 25||Dordt (Iowa)||Sioux Center, Iowa||2 p.m.|
|Wednesday||Jan. 29||Mayville State (N.D.)*||Madison, S.D.||5:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||Feb. 1||Valley City State (N.D.)*||Valley City, N.D.||4 p.m.|
|Wednesday||Feb. 5||Jamestown (N.D.)*||Jamestown, N.D.||5:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||Feb. 8||Presentation (S.D.)*||Aberdeen, S.D.||4:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||Feb. 15||Valley City State (N.D.)*||Madison, S.D.||4 p.m.|
|Wednesday||Feb. 19||Mayville State (N.D.)*||Mayville, N.D.||5:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||Feb. 22||Jamestown (N.D.)*||Madison, S.D.||4 p.m.|
|Wednesday||Feb. 26||NSAA Postseason Conference Tournament: Quarterfinals||TBD||TBD|
|Saturday||March 1||NSAA Postseason Conference Tournament: Semifinals||TBD||TBD|
|Tuesday||March 4||NSAA Postseason Conference Tournament: Championship Game||TBD||TBD|
|Wednesday to Tuesday||March 12-18||NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Tournament||Sioux City, Iowa||TBD|
|# - Exhibition Game
* - North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) conference game
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director