Raiders Secure No.2 Seed In GPAC Postseason Tournament

February 22, 2021 1:26pm

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The Northwestern College men's basketball team is the No.2 seed for the upcoming 2021 GPAC Postseason Tournament, presented by Cypress Risk Management.

The 2021 event will get underway on Wednesday, Feb. 24 with the four quarterfinal games held at the higher seed. Semifinals will be on Saturday, Feb. 27 with the championship game set for Tuesday, March 2.

With its 83-66 win over Morningside, Northwestern secured the No.2 seed and finished alone in second place in the GPAC with a 15-5 conference record. The Raiders have won 10 straight games, are 20-5 overall and will host No.7 seed Briar Cliff on Wednesday at 8pm. The winner will play against either No.3 Jamestown / No.6 Dordt on Saturday.

The top half of the bracket features top seed Morningside playing host to No.8 Mount Marty with the winner paired against the winner of No.4 Dakota Wesleyan / No.5 Concordia.

Morningside, the GPAC regular season champion, earned one of the GPAC's two automatic bids into the NAIA Championship. The second bid is awarded to the postseason tournament champion, unless Morningside wins it and then the bid will go to the runner-up.

2021 Great Plains Athletic Conference Cypress Risk Management

Men's Basketball Post-Season Tournament

GPAC Men's Basketball Quarterfinals – Wednesday, February 24

#8 Mount Marty (9-16, 9-11 GPAC) at #1 Morningside (20-4, 16-4 GPAC), 8pm

#5 Concordia (17-8, 14-6 GPAC) at #4 Dakota Wesleyan (18-7, 14-6 GPAC), 7pm

#6 Dordt (18-7, 13-7 GPAC) at #3 Jamestown (18-7, 14-6 GPAC), 7pm

#7 Briar Cliff (12-13, 9-11 GPAC) at #2 Northwestern (20-5, 15-5 GPAC), 8pm

GPAC Men's Basketball Semifinals – Saturday, February 27

#8/#1 winner vs. #5/#4 winner, Time TBA

#6/#3 winner vs. #7/#2 winner, Time TBA

GPAC Men's Basketball Championship Tuesday, March 2

Semifinal winners at highest remaining seed, Time TBA