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Bemidji St. meets Winona 6 p.m. Saturday in NSIC quarterfinals

BEMIDJI – Saturday’s NSIC men’s basketball quarterfinal game between Bemidji State and Winona has been moved ahead to 6 p.m. in Winona.

The Beavers (16-11 and the third seed from the North Division) advanced to Saturday’s contest by stopping Wayne State 71-54 Wednesday.

Winona is seeded second in the South Division and earned the home court for Saturday’s contest by defeating U-Mary 77-64 in Wednesday’s opening round.

Saturday’s other games see Upper Iowa (No. 4, South) at St. Cloud (No. 1, North), MSU Moorhead (No. 4, North) at Minnesota State (No. 1, South) and Augustana (No. 3, South) at Northern (No. 2, North).

Saturday’s winners will advance to the NSIC semifinals which will be played March 8 in Rochester. The league playoff championship game will be played March 9, also in Rochester.

Men’s Bracket

First Round


N(1) St. Cloud State 95, (8) Concordia-St. Paul 90

S(4) Upper Iowa 86, (5) Minot State 72

S(2) Winona State 77, (7) U-Mary 64

N(3) Bemidji State 71, (6) Wayne State 54

S(1) Minnesota State 86, (8) Minnesota-Crookston 60

N(4) MSU Moorhead 87, (5) Southwest Minnesota State 78

S(3) Augustana 89, (6) Minnesota Duluth 81

N(2) Northern State 63, (7) Sioux Falls 60



S(4) Upper Iowa at N(1) St. Cloud State

N(3) Bemidji State at S(2) Winona State, 6 p.m.

N(4) MSU Moorhead at S(1) Minnesota State

S(3) Augustana at N(2) Northern State