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DWU men prep for three-game road swing

After defeating the Midland University Warriors, Dakota Wesleyan University will turn into road warriors. The Tigers knocked off Midland 82-67 on Sunday at the Corn Palace in a Great Plains Athletic Conference contest. No. 15 DWU will now play th...

Dakota Wesleyan University's Nick Harden (3) drives to the basket past Midland University's Dillon Faubel during a Great Plains Athletic Conference game on Sunday at the Corn Palace. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Dakota Wesleyan University's Nick Harden (3) drives to the basket past Midland University's Dillon Faubel during a Great Plains Athletic Conference game on Sunday at the Corn Palace. (Matt Gade / Republic)

After defeating the Midland University Warriors, Dakota Wesleyan University will turn into road warriors.

The Tigers knocked off Midland 82-67 on Sunday at the Corn Palace in a Great Plains Athletic Conference contest. No. 15 DWU will now play three straight contests on the road and five total this month.

"I still think our team is growing and getting better," DWU coach Matt Wilber said. "We have good dudes that are moving in the right direction."

DWU (14-5, 7-4 GPAC) starts its three-game road swing Wednesday at Northwestern College, which it defeated 88-75 earlier in the season.

"We have a really tough schedule and none tougher than going to Northwestern," Wilber said. "It's such a tough place to play."

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The Tigers then jump out of GPAC play at Hastings College on Saturday and at Oglala Lakota College on Jan. 21. After the game against OLC, DWU's final games will all be conference contests.

The Tigers are tied with Jamestown University for third place in the GPAC standings with identical 8-4 marks in league play. Morningside College (10-1) sits atop the standings, while Briar Cliff (9-3) is No. 2.

"Every game in the GPAC is going to be tough," DWU guard Ty Hoglund said. "We just have to come out and compete. We will be ready for every one of them. We are going to play our butts off and we will be ready to go."

DWU guard Nick Harden, who ranks No. 2 in the nation in steals, said the Tigers have to bring a defensive mentality on the road in order to stack up wins.

"We just have to talk to each other on defense," Harden said. "We just have to get a couple of stops and come together as one."

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