NIAC Women’s Basketball Championship game
Sisseton Wahpeton College 73, Trinity Bible College 61
NIAC Men’s Basketball Championship game
Turtle Mountain Community College 95, Trinity Bible College 80
Top seeds were victorious in three of the five games played on Day 1 of the NIAC Tournament. Both five-seeds pulled out minor upsets to advance to the semifinals.
Free Lutheran Bible women put together one of their best performances of the season knocking off fourth-seeded Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish who had defeated the Lady Conquerors twice during the regular season.
In the men’s bracket Leech Lake Tribal College and host Free Lutheran Bible College closed out the day with an overtime thriller.
NIAC Men results
Oak Hills Christian 90, Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish 69
Turtle Mountain CC 89, Sisseton Wahpeton 66
Leech Lake Tribal 66, Free Lutheran Bible 65 (OT)
NIAC Women results
Turtle Mountain 91, Leech Lake Tribal 31
Free Lutheran Bible 73, 7) Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish 58
Thursday, February 15
9:00 am – WOMEN: RRC (61) vs PUC (52)
10:45 am – MEN: OHCC (90) vs PUC (95)
12:30 pm – WOMEN: CMU (81) vs TMCC (55)
2:15 pm – MEN: RRC (72) vs CMU (73)
4:00 pm – WOMEN: TBC (63) vs LLTC (53)
5:45 pm – MEN: LLTC (77) vs TMCC (53)
7:30 pm – WOMEN: SWC (106) vs CCCC (34)
9:15 pm – MEN: SWC (93) vs TBC (94)
Friday, February 16
2:00 pm – WOMEN: Canadian Mennonite (69) vs Trinity Bible (53)
4:00 pm – MEN: Canadian Mennonite (83) vs Leech Lake Tribal (86)
6:00 pm – WOMEN: Red River (57) vs Sisseton Wahpeton (74)
8:00 pm – MEN: Providence (92) vs Trinity Bible (85) – OT
Saturday, February 17
1:00 pm – WOMEN: Championship – Canadian Mennonite (86) vs Sisseton Wahpeton (88) – OT
3:00 pm – MEN: Championship – Leech Lake Tribal (95) vs Providence (81)
All games played on the campus of Cankdeska Cikana Community College in Fort Totten, North Dakota. Watch live on YouTube
The 2013-14 regular season in the NIAC has been played with each school playing a 10-game conference schedule. Now all six men’s basketball teams will meet in Bemidji this week for the first NIAC post-season conference tournament. Oak Hills Christian College is the host institution.
Leech Lake Tribal College (8-2) were crowned regular season champs after a tight season-long chase. The Lakers receive a bye into the tournament semifinals. AFLBS and Trinity Bible College tied for second place, each finishing at 7-3 in conference play. AFLBS are the second-seed in the tournament and also receives a first round bye.
Trinity Bible College will play the six-seeded Red Lake Nation College in a quarterfinal on Thursday. Host school Oak Hills Christian College, the fifth-seed, will play fourth-seeded Turtle Mountain Community College in the final Thursday game. All games will be played at the OHCC gymnasium.
Tournament bracket can be found here.
4 PM: Trinity Bible vs Red Lake Nation
8 PM: Turtle Mountain vs Oak Hills Christian
noon: 5th Place game
4:00 PM: AFLBS vs Trinity Bible/Red Lake Nation winner
8:00 PM: Leech Lake Tribal vs Turtle Mountain/Oak Hills Christian winner
noon: 3rd Place game
4:00 PM: Championship game
All games will stream live here.