I said it. South is better. But I never expected this. The Northern Sun, I mean. The Southern Division has now taken 7 of 8 slots in the 2 Final Four tournaments, men's and women's, in Rochester next weekend.
Among the men:
Upper Iowa #S4 vs. Bemidji State #N3
Mankato State #S1 vs. Augustana #S3
The big shockers were of course Upper Iowa winning at #N1 St. Cloud State 73-55, and Bemidji winning at #S2 Winona State 74-72.
Among the women:
Winona State #4S vs. #2S Mankato State
Concordia-St. Paul #1S vs. Augustana #3S
Winona knocking off #N1 St. Cloud 47-45 was the closest thing to a surprise, though Augustana also won on the road.
Player of the Day: Mason Walters, Bemidji State 21 pts, 18 boards at Winona
Coach of the Day: Mike Boschee, Bemidji State men