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MIAC Ranking
 1. Bethel, MN 15-5 
 2. St.Thomas 15-5 
 3. Carleton 14-6 
 4. St.Johns, MN 13-7 
 5. Hamline 11-9 
 6. Augsburg 10-10 
 7. Concordia, MN 9-11 
 8. St.Olaf 9-11 
 9. Gustavus Adolphus 5-15 
 10. Macalester 5-15 
 11. St.Marys, MN 4-16 

Grant Shaeffer (St.Thomas) named Player of the Year

MIAC Women 2016-2017
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Bethel University, MN wins the USA MIAC 2016-2017 title

Bethel University, MN 2016-17
Doug Novak Doug Novak Novak
Tim Hanson
Bridgeport Tusler
Trevor Hall
Derek Magnuson
Granger Kingland
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
41  Hanson Tim 193 (6'4'') F 0 USA
50  Tusler Bridgeport 180 (5'11'') PG 0 USA
11  Hall Trevor 183 (6'0'') PG 0 USA
33  Magnuson Derek 201 (6'7'') C 0 USA
25  Kingland Granger 190 (6'3'') G 0 USA
10  Wojta Brycen 183 (6'0'') PG 0 USA
3  Lenoir Lucas 178 (5'10'') PG 97 France
35  Fort Andrew 190 (6'3'') F 0 USA
32  Bullock Mo 193 (6'4'') F 0 USA
34  Whitney Robbie 188 (6'2'') F 0 USA
42  Barz Coleton 193 (6'4'') G 0 USA
44  Martinson Jared 196 (6'5'') C 0 USA
24  Veenstra Luke 185 (6'1'') G 0 USA
52  Mattern Andrew 203 (6'8'') C 0 USA
4  Jenson Jack 185 (6'1'') G 0 USA
12  Barker Tyler 183 (6'0'') PG 0 USA
20  Engstrom Conrad 193 (6'4'') G 0 USA
22  Kingland Hunter 185 (6'1'') G 0 USA
Head Coach: Doug Novak
Coach Assistant: Jed Moseman
Coach Assistant: Andy Meier
Coach Assistant: Alisha Hvistendahl

Bethel beats SJU in final seconds to win MIAC Playoff title - Mar 2, 2017

Capacity crowd. Incredible atmosphere. Tie game. Less than a minute to play. A championship and an NCAA Tournament bid on the line. What could be better?
Nothing, as all 1,500 fans who crammed every available nook of Bethel's Robertson Center learned Saturday night, as No. 2-seeded Bethel pulled out a remarkable 79-75 victory over No. 4-seeded Saint John's to give the Royals their first Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Men's Basketball Playoff championship - and first trip to the NCAA Tournament - since 1991.
With the score tied at 72-72, Bethel's Bridgeport Tusler was fouled on a drive and made two free throws to give the Royals (21-6) a lead. However, Saint John's (19-9) David Stokman (6'2''-G-97) had an emphatic answer as he drove to the hoop, got fouled and willed in the layup to tie the game, then coolly added the freebie to put SJU up 75-74, with 21 seconds to play.
Trading big shot for big shot, the Royals Trevor Hall (6'0''-PG) worked the left side of the lane and banked in a runner to put Bethel back in front - this time for good - with 10 seconds left. Bethel jumped a passing lane and got a steal on the ensuing possession, and Tusler made three of four free throws in the closing seconds to salt away a historic win for the Royals, and cap off an unforgettable night for the lucky fans in attendance.
Following the game, Bethel - which shared its first-ever regular-season MIAC crown with St. Thomas - received the MIAC Playoff championship plaque as well as the conference's automatic bid to the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. The NCAA will announce the national tournament field on Feb. 27 at 11:30 a.m. with a live online selection show. This was Bethel's third recent appearance in the title game (2009 and 2015) and first Playoff title since 1991. Saint John's made its 12th appearance in the championship game and came up just short in a quest to win its seventh MIAC Playoff title, and first since 2001.
Things were tight in the early-going until Bethel's Tusler converted a three-point play to give the home team its first breathing room - a five-point edge 11 minutes into the game. Another Tusler layup stretched the Bethel lead to eight, 32-24, with three minutes left in the half, but Saint John's got a spark before the buzzer when Garrett Goetz (6'0''-PG-95) - the buzzer-beating hero of the semifinal win over St. Thomas - drained three-pointers on back-to-back possessions to get his team within four, 34-30, at the half.
The Royals clung to their slim lead in the opening moments of the second half until Goetz connected from deep again to pull SJU within one, and David Stokman (6'2''-G-97) followed with a pair of free throws to give the Johnnies a 40-39 lead. SJU's hot shooting continued, as it pushed the lead to eight midway through the half. But that's when Bethel made its move. The Royals countered with a 10-2 run, keyed by six points by Derek Magnuson (6'7''-C), to tie things up at 63-63 with six minutes to play and set up the thrilling final minute.
Stokman and Tusler shared top billing, as each guard starred for their respective teams. Stokman netted a game-high 33 points, shooting 10-for-20 from the floor and a perfect 10-for-10 from the line with five rebounds and four assists. Tusler was the Royals' driving force all night in their championship win with 26 points on 8-for-11 shooting, plus 9-for-11 from the line, with four rebounds and three steals.
Bethel also got 16 points, four assists and three steals from Brycen Wojta (6'0''-PG), 10 points and five boards from Derek Magnuson (6'7''-C), and Trevor Hall (6'0''-PG), Granger Kingland and Jack Jenson (6'1''-G) each scored nine for the home team. Stokman led a group of four Johnnies in double figures, as Tyler Weiss (6'7''-F-96) had 13 points and 11 rebounds, Goetz scored 11 and Patrick Strom (6'2''-G-95) had 10 in the loss. Saint John's shot 50 percent (26-for-52) from the floor and only missed one free throw (15-for-16), while Bethel was nearly identical going 28-for-59 (.475) from the floor and 17-for-20 (.850) from the line.

MIAC Tournament Final:
Bethel - Saint John's 79-75
MIAC Tournament Semifinals:
Saint John's - St. Thomas 80-78
Bethel - Carleton 57-53

Courtesy of MIAC Athletics

All-MIAC Awards 2017 - Mar 2, 2017

All-MIAC 1st Team 2017
Kevin Grow
Trevor Hall
Collin Olmscheid
Grant Shaeffer
David Stokman

Player of the Year: Grant Shaeffer (6'0''-PG) of St.Thomas
Sixth Man of the Year: Kent Hanson (6'5''-F) of Carleton
Coach of the Year: Guy Kalland of Carleton

1st Team
F: Kevin Grow (6'8''-F) of Carleton
PG: Trevor Hall (6'0''-PG) of Bethel, MN
F: Collin Olmscheid (6'8''-F) of Augsburg
PG: Grant Shaeffer (6'0''-PG) of St.Thomas
G: David Stokman (6'2''-G-97) of St.John's, MN
F: Tyler Weiss (6'7''-F-96) of St.John's, MN

2nd Team
F: Ryan Boll (6'6''-F) of St.Thomas
F: Freddie Gillespie (6'9''-F) of Carleton
PG: Michael Gutierrez (5'10''-PG) of Macalester
PG: Zach Smith (5'11''-PG) of Hamline
PG: Bridgeport Tusler (5'11''-PG) of Bethel, MN

3rd Team
G: Dylan Alderman (6'2''-G) of Concordia, MN
C: Kareem Ismail (6'5''-C) of Macalester
F: Austin Nelson (6'5''-F) of Concordia, MN
F: Robert Tobroxen (6'6''-F) of St.Olaf
PG: Brycen Wojta (6'0''-PG) of Bethel, MN

Honorable Mention
Michael Hannon (6'2''-G) of St.Thomas
Peter Kruize (6'7''-C) of Gustavus Adolphus
Derek Magnuson (6'7''-C) of Bethel, MN
Austin Majeskie (6'7''-F) of St.Olaf
Riley Sharbono (6'4''-F) of Gustavus Adolphus

All-Defensive Team
F: Jordan Burich (6'6''-F) of St.Thomas
F: Freddie Gillespie (6'9''-F) of Carleton
F: Kevin Grow (6'8''-F) of Carleton
PG: Trevor Hall (6'0''-PG) of Bethel, MN
PG: Bridgeport Tusler (5'11''-PG) of Bethel, MN

All-Rookie Team
F/G: Jubie Alade (6'4''-F/G-98) of St.John's, MN
G: Nate Albers (6'3''-G) of St.Olaf
F: Elijah Hannah (6'3''-F) of St.Thomas
F: Kent Hanson (6'5''-F) of Carleton
G: Granger Kingland (6'3''-G) of Bethel, MN

All-Sportsmanship Team
F: Nick Varner (6'6''-F) of Augsburg
PG: Trevor Hall (6'0''-PG) of Bethel, MN
G: Peter Bakker-Arkema (6'3''-G) of Carleton
G/F: Austin Rund (6'4''-G/F) of Concordia, MN
F: Alec Koster (6'2''-F) of Gustavus Adolphus
PG: Bret Lukes (6'0''-PG) of Hamline
PG: Jordan Black-Matthews (6'0''-PG) of Macalester
F: Will Bauman (6'0''-F) of St.John's, MN
F: Chad Schlosser (6'5''-F) of St.Mary's, MN
PG: Sam Lagus (6'0''-PG) of St.Olaf
F: Ryan Johnson (6'4''-F) of St.Thomas


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