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NSIC Ranking
North Division
 1. MSU Moorhead 19-3 
 2. Northern St. 17-5 
 3. St.Cloud St. 14-8 
 4. Mary 10-12 
 5. Minot St. 10-12 
 6. Bemidji St. 8-14 
 7. Minn.-Crookston 4-18 
 8. Minn.-Duluth 3-19 
South Division
 1. SW Minnesota St. 17-5 
 2. Augustana, SD 16-6 
 3. Upper Iowa 16-6 
 4. Minn.St.-Mankato 14-8 
 5. Sioux Falls 10-12 
 6. Wayne St., NE 8-14 
 7. Winona St. 8-14 
 8. Concordia-St.Paul 2-20 

NSIC Women 2016-2017
Official Web Site

Aaron Lien of (MSUM) is named Player of the Year

Points Per Game
  St.Cloud St.
  Avg: 23.9
 1. Davis, St.Cloud St.23.9 
 2. Cleary, Minn.-Cr.22.4 
 3. Rudolph, Minot St.21.2 
 4. Stone, St.Cloud St.17.7 
 5. Lien, MSU Moorhead17.3 
 6. Busack, Augustan.17.3 
 7. Jefferson, Mary16.7 
 8. Spencer, Augustan.16.7 
 9. Green, Bemidji St.16.3 
 10. Bambenek, Winona S.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
  Minot St.
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Rudolph, Minot St.10.3 
 2. Davis, St.Cloud St.9.5 
 3. Doyle, Northern St.9.4 
 4. Jefferson, Mary8.0 
 5. Kirk, SW Minne.7.9 
 6. Matthews, Concordi.7.6 
 7. Busack, Augustan.7.4 
 8. Hay, Upper Iowa6.8 
 9. Pollard, Northern.6.3 
 10. Weg, SW Minne.6.2 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Spencer, Augustan.7.4 
 2. Kretchman, MSU M.6.6 
 3. Bruggeman, SW Minne.5.0 
 4. Mertens, Minot St.4.7 
 5. Davis, St.Cloud St.4.5 
 6. Maia, Minot St.4.4 
 7. Smith, Northern.4.1 
 8. Thomas, Mary4.0 
 9. Parker, Upper Iowa4.0 
 10. Wessels, Sioux Falls3.8 
Steals Per Game
  Wayne S.
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Janssen, Wayne S.1.7 
 2. Hay, Upper Iowa1.6 
 3. Warren, Augustan.1.6 
 4. Spencer, Augustan.1.6 
 5. Davis, SW Minne.1.5 
 6. Goodwin, Wayne S.1.3 
 7. Thomas, Mary1.3 
 8. Matthews, Concordi.1.3 
 9. Gray, Winona St.1.2 
 10. Austin III, Upper I.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Gable SMITH
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Smith, Minn.-Cr.2.5 
 2. Doyle, Northern St.1.9 
 3. Hay, Upper Iowa1.4 
 4. Kirksey, Minn.St..1.4 
 5. Rudolph, Minot St.1.2 
 6. Aase, Sioux Falls1.2 
 7. Evans, Northern St.1.0 
 8. Kirk, SW Minne.1.0 
 9. Walford, Augustan.0.8 
 10. Wendt, Bemidji St.0.8 

Southwest Minnesota State University wins the USA NSIC 2016-2017 title

Southwest Minnesota State University 2016-17
Brad Bigler Brad Bigler Bigler
Mitch Weg
Turner Moen
Ryan Bruggeman
Carter Kirk
KJ Davis
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
5  Weg Mitch 201 (6'7'') F 95 USA
21  Moen Turner 193 (6'4'') G 95 USA
3  Bruggeman Ryan 183 (6'0'') PG 96 USA
35  Kirk Carter 203 (6'8'') C 95 USA
14  Davis KJ 189 (6'3'') PG 0 USA
22  Lee Michael 198 (6'6'') F 96 USA
20  Schafer Taylor 188 (6'2'') G 95 USA
15  Bartlett Joey 198 (6'6'') F 93 USA
4  Osmundson Drew 185 (6'1'') G 0 USA
45  Maiers Jake 201 (6'7'') F 95 USA
50  Bartlett Kolin 198 (6'6'') F 0 USA
0  Bradford Vydal 193 (6'4'') G 0 USA
1  Hanson Braedan 201 (6'7'') F 0 USA
12  Dufault Nick 183 (6'0'') G 0 USA
Head Coach: Brad Bigler
Coach Assistant: Nick Smith


Southwest Minnesota State used 20 points from both Joey Bartlett (6'6''-F-93) and Ryan Bruggeman (6'0''-PG-96) to earn a 71-58 victory over Upper Iowa in the NSIC/Sanford Health Tournament championship game on Tuesday night at the Sanford Pentagon
SMSU, 26-5 overall, earns the NSIC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament held March 11-12, 14 at a site to be determined. The 64-team field will be announced this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. CST on
UIU, which drops to 22-10 on the season, defeated SMSU twice during the regular season. UIU will now await word for a possible NCAA at-large bid.
Bruggeman, named the tournament MVP, scored 20 points on 7 of 12 shooting with seven assists and one steal in 36 minutes in tonight's win. Bruggeman finished the four-game NSIC Tournament averaging 21 points, six assists and 3.8 rebounds, while shooting 60 percent (28 of 47) from the field and 90 percent (26 of 29) from the free throw line.
The NSIC Tournament title is the program's second all-time (2012), while now appearing in six championship games.
Bartlett, also named to the all-tournament team, scored 20 points with three 3-pointers and five rebounds. Michael Lee (6'6''-F-96) chipped in with nine points on three 3-pointers, while KJ Davis (6'3''-PG) added eight points. Turner Moen (6'4''-G-95) grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.
SMSU closed the night shooting 44 percent (25 of 57) from the field, including a solid 44 percent (7 of 16) from 3-point range.
SMSU limited UIU to just 34 percent (17 of 50) shooting, including 3 of 15 from 3-point range and also forced UIU in 15 turnovers. SMSU held a 23-6 scoring advantage in points off of turnovers.
Both teams struggled shooting in the opening 10 minutes, with SMSU making just 6 of 17, while UIU started the game just 3 of 14.
The Mustangs started heating up just after the midway point of the half as Joey Bartlett (6'6''-F-93) hit a pair of 3-pointers to give SMSU a 21-15 lead with 7:51 left in the half. Bartlett's second 3-pointer of the game started a run of 11 straight points scored by Bartlett to push the Mustang lead to 28-19.
The Peacocks had a big answer, using an 11-0 run to take their first lead of the game at 30-28 with 2:29 remaining.
SMSU came right back and closed the half on a 12-2 run to build a 40-32 halftime lead. Bruggeman started the rally with a pair of free throws and finished scoring eight points during the run.
SMSU shot 43 percent (13 of 30) in the half and held a 20-18 rebound advantage. Bartlett scored 15 points in the half, while Bruggeman poured in 12 points.
UIU was limited to 33 percent (10 of 30) shooting in the opening half.
UIU opened the second half with a layup, but Bruggeman countered with a pair of baskets to give SMSU its largest lead at 44-34.
UIU would not go away and rallied with a 14-7 midway through the half to cut the deficit to 53-50 with 8:33 on the clock. Turner Moen then hit a big jumper to spark a 9-2 run for SMSU, extending the lead to 62-52 with 5:00 remaining.
SMSU had its lead trimmed to 62-53 with 4:40 left, but Lee answered with huge 3-pointer from the left corner to push the lead to 65-53 with just under four minutes left in the contest.
The Peacocks would cut the lead to nine points twice in the next couple of minutes, but free throws by Mitch Weg (6'7''-F-95) and a layup following a steal by KJ Davis (6'3''-PG) sealed the victory for SMSU.
Jordan Hay (6'6''-F-93) led UIU with 16 points and 15 rebounds.

NSIC Tournament Final:
SMSU - Upper Iowa 71-58
NSIC Tournament Semifinals:
Upper Iowa - Minnesota State 63-55
SMSU - Augustana 97-89, 2OT

Courtesy of NorthernSun

All-NSIC Awards 2017 - Mar 4, 2017

All-NSIC 1st Team 2017
Jordan Spencer
Bryan Jefferson
Jon Fuqua
Tanner Kretchman
Aaron Lien

All-Tournament MVP: Ryan Bruggeman (6'0''-PG-96) of SW Minnesota St.
Player of the Year: Aaron Lien (6'4''-G-95) of MSU Moorhead
Defensive Player of the Year: Jordan Hay (6'6''-F-93) of Upper Iowa
Freshman of the Year: Harrison Cleary (6'1''-G) of Minn.-Crookston
Newcomer of the Year: Logan Doyle (6'8''-F) of Northern St.
Coach of the Year: Brad Bigler of SW Minnesota St.

1st Team
G: Jordan Spencer (6'2''-G-94) of Augustana, SD
F: Bryan Jefferson (6'7''-F) of Mary
F: Jon Fuqua (6'5''-F) of Minn.St.-Mankato
PG: Tanner Kretchman (6'0''-PG-95) of MSU Moorhead
G: Aaron Lien (6'4''-G-95) of MSU Moorhead
F: Tyler Rudolph (6'6''-F) of Minot St.
F: Logan Doyle (6'8''-F) of Northern St.
PG: Ryan Bruggeman (6'0''-PG-96) of SW Minnesota St.
G: Gage Davis (6'4''-G) of St.Cloud St.
G: Carson Parker (6'3''-G-96) of Upper Iowa

2nd Team
F: Mike Busack (6'5''-F-93) of Augustana, SD
G: Harrison Cleary (6'1''-G) of Minn.-Crookston
G: Joey Witthus (6'6''-G) of Minn.St.-Mankato
G: Mack Arvidson (6'2''-G) of Northern St.
PG: Ian Smith (5'10''-PG) of Northern St.
F: Ayob Ayob (6'7''-F-95) of MSU Moorhead
G: Scottie Stone (6'4''-G) of St.Cloud St.
F: Jordan Hay (6'6''-F-93) of Upper Iowa
G: Kendall Jacks (6'4''-G) of Wayne St., NE
G: Riley Bambenek (6'5''-G-93) of Winona St.

All-Tournament Team
F: Jordan Hay (6'6''-F-93) of Upper Iowa
G: Carson Parker (6'3''-G-96) of Upper Iowa
PG: Luke Lenhart (6'0''-PG) of Upper Iowa
F: Joey Bartlett (6'6''-F-93) of SW Minnesota St.
PG: Ryan Bruggeman (6'0''-PG-96) of SW Minnesota St.


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