Colleges – Northern State

Big Reasons for Northern’s Success This Season

Big Reasons for Northern's Success This Season

ABERDEEN, SD…Seniors Carter Evans and Logan Doyle are only a few inches shy of 7′ feet. They lead the team in rebounds and block shots. They’re a power house duo Head Coach Paul Sather is more than thrilled to have. Paul Sather, Northern MBB Coach:”When you’ve got some big guys on the floor like that.. I mean when I was…

HIGHLIGHTS & SOUND: Northern Drops D-II Championship in Heartbreaking Loss

Sioux Falls, S.D. – It came down to the final play of the game, as the No. 6 Northern State University men’s basketball finished the 2017-18 season as the NCAA National Finalist, falling to Ferris State 71-69 in the national championship. The Wolves finish the season 36-4 overall, after playing in front of a record 3,538 fans at the Sanford…

Miracle comeback for Northern Wolves as they advance to D-II title game

Miracle comeback for Northern Wolves as they advance to D-II title game

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Multiple comebacks and a double overtime victory, propelled the No. 6 Northern State University men’s basketball team into the NCAA Division II National Championship. The Wolves defeated Queens (NC) in a late night affair on Thursday evening from the Sanford Pentagon, 105-99. With the win, NSU advances to the first NCAA National title game in school…

Northern Wolves advance to D-II title game with 105-99 Double OT win over Queens

Northern Wolves advance to D-II title game with 105-99 Double OT win over Queens

SIOUX FALLS, SD… In an amazing game at the Sanford Pentagon, Paul Sather’s team indeed extended it’s record-breaking season with it’s 36th win of the year. But the 105-99 double OT didn’t come easy in the Division II semi-finals against 2nd seeded Queens. The Wolves struggled in the first half with 11 turnovers and trailed by as many as 11…

Sather Wants Season to Continue For Northern

Sather Wants Season to Continue For Northern

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Northern Wolves play in the Division II semifinals Thursday night against Queens with the winner advancing to Saturday’s title game at the Sanford Pentagon.This NSU team has such great chemistry according to head coach Paul Sather who is having so much fun he doesn’t want the season to end. The Wolves bring a school record 35…

Northern Wolves Win 1st Elite 8 Win in School History

Northern Wolves Win 1st Elite 8 Win in School History

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The No. 6 Northern State University men’s basketball team made history on Tuesday evening from the Sanford Pentagon in a 79-71 victory over (RV) East Stroudsburg. The Wolves notched the first NCAA Elite Eight win in school history and broke the single season school record with their 35th win. Despite a quick start by the Warriors…

Northern Advances to Elite 8 Semi’s

Northern Advances to Elite 8 Semi's

SIOUX FALLS, SD…The final game of the day in the Men’s Division II Elite 8 was a “home game.” Northern State, who traveled just 204.3 miles from Aberdeen, SD to Sioux Falls, packed the Pentagon. In the loudest game of the day, Northern State was able to down East Stroudsburg 79-71. The Warriors’ press flummoxed Northern State in the first…

Wolves Have Home Court Advantage in Elite 8

Wolves Have Home Court Advantage in Elite 8

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Northern Wolves take on E. Stroudsburg University  Tuesday night at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls in the final Elite 8 game of the day. Paul Sather loves the fact that his team will have a vocal crowd on their side, but realizes once the ball is in the air the home court advantage isn’t the…

Northern Men Happy to be at Pentagon For Elite 8

Northern Men Happy to be at Pentagon For Elite 8

SIOUX FALLS, SD…The Northern State Wolves begin play in the Elite 8 Tuesday night at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. And it’s a place they have had great success after just winning the NSIC post season tournament. Paul Sather says his team has to be careful not to think of it as too much of an advantage, but knows…

ELITE EIGHT-Northern State Men Figure To Enjoy Homecourt Advantage At Pentagon

Wolves Have Shortest Travel To Elite Eight

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  All 16 teams participating in the men’s and women’s NCAA Division Two Elite Eight tournaments are in Sioux Falls. Yet it’s the one who the shortest travel that will get most of the attention this week-Northern State. Head coach Paul Sather along with the rest of the coaches for the men’s Elite Eight met with the media…

Northern Men Win Central Region Title

Northern Men Win Central Region Title

Maryville, Mo. – The No. 6 Northern State University men’s basketball team will be making their first NCAA Elite 8 appearance in 20 years next week, after a 90-83 victory over Minnesota State in the Central Region Championship. With the win, the Wolves improve to 34-3 overall and will head to Sioux Falls and the Sanford Pentagon. The 34 season…

Northern Primed for Region Championship Game

Northern Primed for Region Championship Game

MARYVILLE, MO…The Northern men showed plenty of grit when they rallied for a semi-final victory on Sunday over St. Cloud 68-61 to make the Central Region title game Tuesday night against MSU-Mankato. And head coach Paul Sather knows it will take more of the same for his Wolves to earn a spot in the Elite 8 next week in Sioux…

CENTRAL REGION SEMIFINALS-Northern State Men Rally Past St. Cloud State

Wolves Head To Tuesday Title Game On Back Of 68-61 Win

Maryville, Mo. – Despite trailing for over 35 minutes of play, the No.6 Northern State University men’s basketball team pulled out a 68-61 victory of St. Cloud State in the NCAA Central Region Tournament semifinals. The Wolves improve to 33-3 overall, advancing to the sweet sixteen round and the regional final.   The Wolves trailed 32-30 at the half and…

Augustana Wins Classic Barnburner Against Northern

Viking Women One Win From Elite Eight

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  To go along with a pair of great girls state championships we might have had the game of the year in the NCAA Women’s Tournament last night, as Augustana completed a miraculous rally against rival Northern State to head to the NCAA Women’s Central Region Championship game. It looked like the Wolves were going to that…

CENTRAL REGION SEMIFINALS-Miraculous Rally Over Northern State Sends Augustana To Championship

Vikings Defeat Wolves In Overtime 90-86

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Senior guard Presley O’Farrell swiped a pass, went coach-to-coast and dropped in a game-tying layup to force overtime. A corner 3-pointer from junior center Shelby Selland gave the No. 1 Augustana women’s basketball team an 88-86 lead over No. 5 Northern State, and two free-throws from Presley O’Farrell with seven seconds left in overtime secured a…

CENTRAL REGIONAL-Northern State Men Crush Washburn

Wolves Win NCAA Tournament Opener 91-75

Maryville, Mo. – The No. 6 Northern State University men’s basketball team advanced to the semifinal round of the NCAA Central Region Tournament with a 16-point victory over Washburn University on Saturday afternoon. The win moves the Wolves to 32-3 overall this season, as they handed the Ichabod’s their tenth and final loss.   The Wolves took charge early on…

CENTRAL REGIONAL-Northern State Women Rally Past Arkansas Tech

Wolves Advance To Semifinal Against Augustana With 76-65 Win

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Northern State women’s basketball team used a 22-7 fourth quarter surge to rally past Arkansas Tech for a 76-65 win in the NCAA Division II Central Regional on Friday night at the Elmen Center in Sioux Falls. Miranda Ristau led the way with 25 points and 12 rebounds.  Jill Conrad added 20 and Jessi Marti…

Sather Knows Region Tourney Will Be Tough

Sather Knows Region Tourney Will Be Tough

ABERDEEN, SD…The Northern men cam close to hosting the Central Region. But they will make the trip to Maryville, MO as the #2 seed for the tournament that starts Saturday. Paul Sather knows it doesn’t matter where his 31-3 Wolves have to play, it will be a battle for the team that advances to the Elite 8 which will be…

Northern’s Pollard Named MVP of NSIC Tourney

Northern's Pollard Named MVP of NSIC Tourney

SIOUX FALLS, SD… DJ Pollard came up big when his team needed him the most. The senior guard scored 21 points Tuesday as Northern defeated SMSU 81-75 in the NSIC title game at the Sanford Pentagon.  As a result, Pollard was named the post season tournament Most Valuable Player. The Wolves improved to 31-3 and will see how NW Missouri…

Northern Men Win NSIC Championship Over SMSU

Northern Men Win NSIC Championship Over SMSU

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The No. 9 Northern State University men’s basketball team sealed their first NSIC/Sanford Health Basketball Tournament Title since the 2004-05 season, defeating Southwest Minnesota State 81-75 on Tuesday evening from the Sanford Pentagon. The Wolves swept the NSIC championships winning the overall, north division, and tournament crowns. They are now 31-3 this season. It was a…