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Playoff Field Set in Basketball

The brackets are set for both the men’s and women’s basketball Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference/Sanford Health Basketball Tournaments, set to begin Feb. 27. The men’s team will host Wayne State College at 7 p.m. Wednesday at BSU Gymnasium, while the women travel to Minnesota State University, Mankato for a 6 p.m. tilt.

The 16-team NSIC/Sanford Health Basketball Tournament will be played on Feb. 27 (first round) and March 2 (quarterfinals) on campus sites at the higher seed. The semifinals and championship will be March 8-9 at Taylor Arena in Rochester, Minn.

The men’s team’s 75-71 victory Saturday against No. 22 St. Cloud State University improved the Beavers to 15-11 overall and 13-9 in league play to finish the conference season third in the NSIC North. The win secured the No. 3 seed in the NSIC North and pits BSU against the No. 6 seed of the NSIC South, the Wildcats.

The Beaver women went 11-15 overall and 7-15 in league play, to finish seventh in the NSIC North and will travel to Mankato, Minn. Feb. 27 to play Minnesota State in the first round of the NSIC/Sanford Health Women’s Basketball Tournament at 6 p.m. at Taylor Center. BSU will be the No. 7 seed out of the NSIC North and will battle MSU, who holds the No. 2 spot in the NSIC South.

The men’s team made the playoffs last season as the No. 1 seed in the tournament. BSU hosted Wayne State in the first round last season and won 57-53 to move on to Rochester, Minn. to play Minnesota State University Moorhead in the semifinals. The Beavers fell 73-64 to the Dragons. The last time the BSU women’s team played in the tournament was 2007-08. The Beavers lost to University of Mary on the road 80-78.

The men’s game can be viewed in the Bemidji area on KBSU Ch. 17 or online at Mark Ricci of the Beaver Radio Network will broadcast the contest on 92.1 FM The River and online at

The women’s game can be viewed online at and Brian Schultz of the Beaver Radio Network will broadcast the contest on 1360 AM KKBJ and online at

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