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GAMEDAY DOWNLOAD: NSIC/Sanford Health Basketball Championships

02/23/2021, 4:45pm CST
By Sanford Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The 2021 NSIC / Sanford Health Men’s & Women's Basketball Tournament Quarterfinals are set to begin Thursday morning at the Sanford Pentagon. 

The top four teams from each division will compete in the eight-team tournaments. Women's quarterfinals are scheduled for Thursday and Friday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. while men's quarterfinals will be played on Thursday and Friday at 4 and 7 p.m.

Women's semifinals will be Saturday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. while the men's will be at 4 and 7 p.m. The women's championship will be Sunday at 1 p.m. and the men to follow at 4 p.m. All games will air on MidcoSN and on the NSIC Network.  *All times subject to change.   

No spectators will be allowed at the 2021 NSIC / Sanford Health Basketball Tournaments.  

Women's Quarterfinal Schedule
Thursday, February 25
Minnesota Duluth 78, Sioux Falls 64
Augustana 77, MSU Moorhead 63

Friday, February 26
Bemidji State 71, Concordia-St. Paul 70
St. Cloud State 70, Minnesota State 68

Women's Semifinal Schedule
Saturday, February 27
Minnesota Duluth 76, Bemidji State 67
St. Cloud State 72, Augustana 68

Women's Championship
Sunday, February 28
Minnesota Duluth 67, St. Cloud State 55
All-tournament team: UMD - Brooke Olson (MVP), Ann Simonet, Payton Kahl; SCSU - Tori Wortz, Nikki Kilboten

Men's Quarterfinal Schedule
Thursday, February 25
Northern State 87, Augustana 84 (OT)
Wayne State 73, St. Cloud State 70

Friday, February 26
Minot State 90, Upper Iowa 85 (OT)
MSU Moorhead 73, Minnesota State 61 (2OT)

Men's Semifinal Schedule
Saturday, February 27
Northern State 72, Minot State 63
* Due to COVID-19 protocols, the Wayne State men’s basketball team will not be able to compete in their semifinal matchup.  In accordance with conference policy, MSU Moorhead will advance to the championship game on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Men's Championship
Sunday, February 28
Northern State 78, MSU Moorhead 57
All-tournament team: NSU - Tommy Chatman, Mason Stark (MVP), Andrew Kallman, Parker Fox; MSUM - Gavin Baumgartner

Facility facts
The cornerstone of the Sanford Sports Complex in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is the Sanford Pentagon, a 160,000-square-foot, five-sided facility featuring nine basketball courts, including the 1950s/1960s-inspired Heritage Court. The venue combines state-of-the-art amenities—including high-definition video boards and executive suites—with period-specific finishes that are a nod to the nostalgic days of basketball. The 3,200-seat Pentagon is home to Sanford POWER Basketball Academy, Sanford POWER Volleyball Academy, the NBA G League’s Sioux Falls Skyforce, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Women’s and Men’s Basketball Tournament Augusta men's and women's basketball and the South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

Parking and accommodations
Parking at the Sanford Pentagon is available on the east, west and north side of the facility. Need to eat? Blue Rock Bar and Grill is now open with a new space and new menu. The Pentagon includes full-service concession stands. Want to stay close to the arena? The Fairfield Inn & Suites is also across the street. The venue also has an official team store and several ATM stations.

Special features
The South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame calls the Sanford Pentagon home. Visitors can enjoy the free exhibit that includes historical photos, records and memorabilia. In fact, the entire facility is trek to a different era. The Pentagon took great care to include old photos, jerseys and mementos throughout the venue. One of this year’s new elements highlights former high school championship teams. That’s available for viewing on the second level.

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