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Men's Basketball - Sun, Feb. 21, 2016

February 21, 2016

NSAA PRESS RELEASE

MADISON, S.D. – Dakota State (S.D.) will be staying home at DSU Fieldhouse for the fourth straight game as they open up the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Men's Basketball Postseason Tournament on Thursday.  The No. 3 seed Trojans (16-13 overall record, 10-4 NSAA conference record) host No. 6 seed Waldorf (Iowa) (16-13, 5-7 NSAA) in the opening round of the conference postseason tournament with a tip-off at 7 p.m.

Valley City State (N.D.) (20-9, 8-5 NSAA) is the top seed for the conference tournament and will host No. 8 seed Viterbo (Wis.) on Thursday evening.  Bellevue (Neb.) (20-10, 7-3 NSAA) is the second seed in the tournament and welcomes No. 7 seed Mayville State (N.D.) (16-11, 6-8 NSAA) on the same night.  Both games are set for 7 p.m.  No. 4 seed Jamestown (N.D.) (15-11, 7-6 NSAA) hosts No. 5 seed Dickinson State (N.D.) (13-15, 6-7 NSAA) on Thursday at 9 p.m.

The semifinals are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 27, at the highest two remaining seeds with the game times being determined after the first round on Thursday night.  The NSAA Championship game is set for Monday at the highest remaining seed.

The NSAA Postseason Tournament Champion earns an automatic bid to the NAIA Division II National Tournament on March 9-15 at the College of Ozarks (Mo.) Keeter Gymnasium in Point Lookout, Mo.

Dakota State clinched a share of the NSAA Conference regular-season title with Valley City State and Bellevue after soaring past the Blue Hawks 83-51 Saturday night, recording the 10th win in the last 12 games for the Trojans.  It was the first time in men's basketball program history that the DSU had won back-to-back regular-season title.

The North Star Athletic Association have a postseason policy for admission to the game.  NSAA's members' college students with their valid university ID card will be admitted in free.  There are no honors on the special passes such as DSU's Family Season Pass, Trojan Athletic Club pass, Coaches' Passes, etc.  Admission prices to an NSAA postseason game are set as follow:  $8 for adults, $2 for students (including grades 1 through 12) and senior citizens.  Contact the DSU Athletics Department at 605-256-5229 for more details on the admission prices for the NSAA Postseason.

2016 North Star Athletic Association Conference Men's Basketball Postseason Tournament

NSAA Men's Basketball Quarterfinals – Thursday, Feb. 25
Game #1:  No. 8 Viterbo (Wis.) (13-16, 3-5 NSAA) at No. 1 Valley City State (N.D.) (20-9, 8-5 NSAA) – 7 p.m.
Game #2:  No. 5 Dickinson State (13-15, 6-7 NSAA) at No. 4 Jamestown (N.D.) (15-11, 7-6 NSAA) – 9 p.m. (CT)/8 p.m. (MT)
Game #3:  No. 6 Waldorf (Iowa) (16-13, 5-7 NSAA) at No. 3 Dakota State (S.D.) (16-13, 10-4 NSAA) – 7 p.m.
Game #4:  No. 7 Mayville State (N.D.) (16-11, 6-8 NSAA) No. 2 Bellevue (Neb.) (20-10, 7-3 NSAA – 7 p.m.

NSAA Men's Basketball Semifinals – Saturday, Feb. 27
Game #5:  Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner @ Higher Seed – TBA
Game #6:  Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner @ Higher Seed – TBA

NSAA Men's Basketball Championship – Monday, Feb. 29
Game #7:  Semifinals winners at highest seed – TBA

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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