ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

DWU men qualify for national tournament for fourth straight season

The Tiger men are in again. For the fourth straight season, the Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball team is among the 32 teams selected to the NAIA Division II national tournament. DWU plays Thursday, March 8 at the Sanford Pentagon in Si...

naia basketball bball general.jpg
(Republic file photo)

The Tiger men are in again.

For the fourth straight season, the Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball team is among the 32 teams selected to the NAIA Division II national tournament. DWU plays Thursday, March 8 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.

The Tigers (22-10) match up against Governors State, of Illinois, in the opening round in a 5:45 p.m. game. Governors State qualified to the national tournament for the first time in school history after winning the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular-season title.

DWU was among the 10 at-large teams selected to the tournament. The Tigers finished the season ranked No. 20 in the country. It is the 10th time in school history DWU has made an appearance in the national tournament.

For more, check back with mitchellrepublic.com.

ADVERTISEMENT

NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament first-round games

March 7-8 at the Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls

Naismith Bracket - March 7

No. 7 Michigan-Dearborn (21-12) vs. No. 2 St. Thomas (Fla.) (22-7), 8:30 a.m.

No. 6 Oregon Tech (22-10) vs. No. 3 Briar Cliff (24-7), 10:15 a.m.

No. 8 Voorhees (S.C.) (18-10) vs. No. 1 IU East (31-2), noon

No. 5 Bethel (Ind.) (22-9) vs. No. 4 Oklahoma Wesleyan (25-8), 1:45 p.m.

Cramer Bracket - March 8

ADVERTISEMENT

No. 5 Stillman (Ala.) (27-4) vs. No. 4 IU Southeast (23-8), 8:30 a.m.

No. 6 Southeastern (Fla.) (21-9) vs. No. 3 Warner Pacific (Ore.) (23-9), 10:15 a.m.

No. 8 Antelope Valley (Calif.) (20-7) vs. No. 1 Indiana Wesleyan (26-7), noon

No. 7 Trinity International (Ill.) (21-10) vs. No. 2 Morningside (26-6), 1:45 p.m.

Duer Bracket - March 8

No. 8 Mayville State (N.D.) (18-10) vs. No. 1 College of Idaho (27-6), 4 p.m.

No. 5 Dakota Wesleyan (22-10) vs. No. 4 Governors State (Ill.) (25-8), 5:45 p.m.

No. 7 WVU Tech (20-11) vs. No. 2 Indiana Tech (26-6), 7:30 p.m.

ADVERTISEMENT

No. 6 Marian (Ind.) (20-11) vs. No. 3 Union (Ky.) (23-7), 9:15 p.m.

Liston Bracket - March 7

No. 8 Milligan (Tenn.) (15-13) vs. No. 1 Cornerstone (Mich.) (28-4), 4 p.m.

No. 7 Keiser (Fla.) (20-10) vs. No. 2 Saint Francis (Ind.) (25-8), 5:45 p.m.

No. 6 Bellevue (Neb.) (21-11) vs. No. 3 Northwestern (Iowa) (25-6), 8 p.m.

No. 5 Roosevelt (Ill.) (26-7) vs. No. 4 Southwestern (Kan.) (26-7), 9:45 p.m.

What To Read Next
Prep basketball action from around the state from Saturday, Feb. 4.
South Dakota State running away with regular season title
A strong second quarter in which the Kernels outscored Spearfish 22-9 proved critical.
Iowa State-bound JT Rock isn't the only one lighting it up for No. 2 Patriots