SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Day one of the NAIA DII Men's Basketball National Championship is completed, and with more than 16 consecutive hours of basketball, half of the Sweet 16 is set.
St. Francis (IL) was the highlight of the day after defeating one-seed Oklahoma Wesleyan.
Dakota Wesleyan fans packed the house to watch Dell Rapids native and 2016 SD All-Star Player of The Year Ty Hoglund score 43 points in a 79-65 victory over Warner (FL).
The first round continues Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. to find out what teams will end up rounding out the rest of the Sweet 16 field.
Thursday, March 7, 2019
8:30am - Friends (KS) v. Cornerstone University (MI)
10:15am - Voorhees College (SC) v. College of Idaho
12:00pm - Ave Maria University (FL) v. Southwestern (KS)
1:45pm - Madonna University (MI) v. Marian University (IN)
4:00pm - Montreat College (NC) v. Mount Vernon Nazarene University (OH)
5:45pm - Mayville State (ND) v. Morningside (IA)
7:30pm - College of the Ozarks (MO) v. WVU Tech
9:00pm - Briar Cliff (IA) v. Olivet Nazarene University (IL)