NCAA Division III Tournament
It is a staggering story based on numbers. Hamline University’s hockey team won two games last season. If they win Saturday against Wisconsin-Stevens Point, they will advance to the NCAA Division III Frozen Four with a new coach and a new culture.
The Hamline men’s hockey team has completed a remarkable turnaround to reach the NCAA Division III tournament. The Pipers were placed in the 11-team field on Monday, having received an automatic bid for winning the MIAC tournament.
The St. Thomas men’s basketball team savored the moment after beating Bethel 66-63 in the title game of the MIAC Playoffs Sunday, but there wasn’t a ton of time to celebrate after cutting down the nets.
There were some anxious basketball players on the St. Thomas campus Monday morning as they waited to find out if they had a postseason coming. After losing 63-53 to St. Olaf in the MIAC Playoff championship game Sunday, The Tommies (22-5) left their fate in the hands of the NCAA Selection Committee where anything can happen.
The University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team pulled off a gritty win Friday afternoon in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Division III tournament, topping Williams 82-79 in Salem, Va.
St. Thomas (26-1) will host Aurora University (Illinois) at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Anderson Athletics Center in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.
It’s been quite a winter over at the St. Thomas campus in St. Paul as two basketball teams are gearing up for the NCAA Tournament.