Northern State men advance to NSIC championship with win over Minot State

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (NORTHERN STATE) – The No. 8 Northern State University men’s basketball team advanced to the NSIC/Sanford Health Basketball Tournament Championship with a 9-point victory over Minot State. The Wolves will look to win their fourth straight championship, which would be the first for any program in the NSIC.

THE QUICK DETAILS
Final Score: NSU 72, MINOT 63
Records: NSU 17-1, MINOT 14-1
Attendance: 73

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Northern State trailed 34-26 at the half, however rallied back in the second to seal the semifinal victory
  • Yet again this season the Wolves held Minot’s leader Max Cody to just three points and one rebounds
  • Offensively the Wolves shot 46.3% from the floor and 27.3% from the 3-point line
  • Defensively they held the Beavers to 35.9% from the floor and 20.0% from beyond the arc
  • Minot State edged out Northern State in rebounds 41-38, however the Wolves tallied 12 second chance points
  • In addition, Northern notched 36 points in the paint, ten fast break points, nine points off turnovers, and nine bench points
  • NSU added 18 assists, six made 3-pointers, 6 blocks, and three steals
  • Three Wolves scored in double figures and Parker Fox notched a double-double

NORTHERN STATE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

  • Mason Stark: 22 points, 53.3 FG%, 5 rebounds, 3 assists
  • Parker Fox: 18 points, 88.9 FG%, 12 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3 assists, 2 steals
  • Andrew Kallman: 12 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds

UP NEXT
Northern State will face MSU Moorhead in the championship contest tomorrow at 4 p.m. from the Sanford Pentagon. Live video, stat, and audio links are available on the men’s basketball schedule on nsuwolves.com.

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