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


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.

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


  • 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


  • 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

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

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