Black Hills State will be the No. 1 seed when the 2011 Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) Women's Post-Season Basketball Championships begins on Wednesday, Feb. 23. The Yellow Jackets won the outright DAC regular season title with an 11-3 record. The winner of the DAC Post-Season Tournament will earn an automatic bid to the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Tournament in Sioux City, Iowa on March 9-15.
Dakota State, DAC tournament's No. 8 seed, will face the Yellow Jackets in the quarterfinals. Tip-off is slated for 6:30 p.m. (CT)/5:30 p.m. (MT) at the Donald E. Young Gymnasium in Spearfish, S.D. It will be the last time for both teams to compete in the DAC tournament before making transitions next year. Dakota State will be an independent team of the NAIA, while BHSU makes their move to NCAA Division II.
The semifinals will take place on Sunday, Feb. 27. The championship game will be held at the highest remaining seed on Tuesday, March 1.
2011 Dakota Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Post-Season Tournament
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DAC Women's Basketball Quarterfinals - Wednesday, Feb. 23 (Times in CT)
Game #1 - #8 seed Dakota State (6-20, 2-12) @ #1 seed Black Hills State (21-6, 11-3) - 6:30 p.m.
Game #2 - #5 seed Dickinson State (15-12, 7-7) @ #4 seed Jamestown (19-7, 9-5) - 5:30 p.m.
Game #3 - #6 seed SD Mines (12-16, 6-8) @ #3 seed Minot State (21-7, 9-5) - 7 p.m.
Game #4 - #7 seed Mayville State (4-19, 2-12) @ #2 seed Valley City State (20-8, 10-4) - 7 p.m.
DAC Women's Basketball Semifinals - Sunday, Feb. 27
Game #5 - Game #1 Winner vs. Game #2 Winner at highest seed - TBA
Game #6 - Game #3 Winner vs. Game #4 Winner at highest seed - TBA
DAC Women's Basketball Championships - Tuesday, March 1
Game #7 - Semifinal winners at highest remaining seed - TBA
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director