NSAA Women's Basketball Postseason Tournament pairings announced

NSAA Women's Basketball Postseason Tournament pairings announced

MADISON, S.D. – Jamestown (N.D.) will be the top seed when the 2017  North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Women's Postseason Tournament begins on Wednesday, Feb. 22.  The Jimmies finished the 2016-17 regular-season schedule with an overall record of 22-5 and won the NSAA conference title outright with a 15-1 record.

Number two seed belongs to Dickinson State (N.D.) with an overall record of 22-6 and 14-2 NSAA conference record.  Valley City State (N.D.) is the No. 3 seed (22-7 overall record, 13-3 NSAA record).

Bellevue (Neb.) (16-14 overall record) and Mayville State (N.D.) (16-11 overall record) both ended up in a two-way tie for fourth-place with 9-7 North Star conference record.  The Bruins won the coin flip in a tiebreaker over the Comets for the No. 4 seed.

The top four seeds all host the first round games.

Presentation (S.D.) (8-20 overall record) and Dakota State (S.D.) (8-21 overall record) both finished in a two-way tie for sixth-place with 5-11 NSAA conference record.  The Saints earned a tiebreaker over the Lady T's after winning the coin toss.  No. 8 seed goes to Viterbo (Wis.) with an overall record of 3-27 and 2-14 record in the North Star conference record.

Waldorf (Iowa) is eliminated from the postseason conference play.  The Warriors concluded their 2016-17 season with an overall record of 2-26 and 0-16 record in NSAA.

The quarterfinals round begin on Wednesday with UJ hosting VU, DiSU taking on DaSU, PC traveling to VCSU and MSU visiting BU.

The semifinals are scheduled for Friday, Feb. 26, at the highest two remaining seeds with the game times being determined after the first round on Wednesday.  The NSAA Championship game is set for Sunday at the highest remaining seed with the game time announced on a later date.

The NSAA Postseason Tournament Champion earns an automatic bid to the NAIA Division II National Tournament on March 8-14 at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

2017 North Star Athletic Association Conference Women's Basketball Postseason Tournament

Wednesday, Feb. 22 - Quarterfinals
Game #1:  No. 8 seed Viterbo (Wis.) (3-27, 2-14 NSAA)
@ No. 1 seed Jamestown (N.D.) (22-5, 15-1 NSAA) - 7 p.m.
LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS
Game #2:  No. 5 seed Mayville State (N.D.) (16-11, 9-7 NSAA)
@ No. 4 seed Bellevue (Neb.) (16-14, 9-7 NSAA) - TBA
LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS
Game #3:  No. 7 seed Dakota State (S.D.) (8-21, 5-11 NSAA)
@ No. 2 seed Dickinson State (N.D.) (22-6, 14-2 NSAA) - 8 p.m. (CT)/7 p.m. (MT)
LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS
Game #4:  No. 6 seed Presentation (S.D.) (8-20, 5-11 NSAA)
@ No. 3 seed Valley City State (N.D.) (22-7, 13-3 NSAA) - 7 p.m.
LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS
Friday, Feb. 24 - Semifinals
Game #5:  Game #1 winner vs. Game #2 winner @ Higher Seed - TBA LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS
Game #6:  Game #3 winner vs. Game #4 winner @ Higher Seed - TBA LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS
Sunday, Feb. 26 - Championship Game    
Game #7:  Game #5 winner vs. Game #6 winner @ Higheer Seed - TBA LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS

Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director