Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinal Preview
GPAC Tournament Schedule
GPAC Men’s Basketball Quarterfinals – Tuesday and Wednesday, February 21 and 22
#1 Jamestown 76, #8 Hastings 62
#5 Concordia 90, #4 Northwestern 77
#2 Morningside 101, #7 Briar Cliff 95
#3 Dordt 93, #6 Dakota Wesleyan 66
GPAC Men’s Basketball Semifinals – Saturday, February 25
#5 Concordia at #1 Jamestown, 3pm – Watch
#3 Dordt at #2 Morningside, 3pm – Watch
GPAC Men’s Basketball Championship Tuesday, February 28
Semifinal winners at highest remaining seed, Time TBA
No. 1 Jamestown vs No. 5 CUNE
The Jimmies and GPAC Player of the Year Mason Walters will host the Concordia Bulldogs this afternoon in a game that features two of the top scorers in the GPAC. Walters leads the league in both ppg (26.1) and rpg (9.8), but Noah Schutte of CUNE has had a tremendous year himself as he comes into the GPAC Semis averaging 19.9ppg and is coming off back-to-back games of 36 and 38 points. His two highest scoring outputs of the season. The Bulldogs are a bubble team and can help themselves out a bunch with a win today. They are right there on the IN/Out line, but the QF win over Northwestern helped them a ton already!
No. 2 Morningside vs No. 3 Dordt
We are seeing some big-time players doing big time things this time of year and that is certainly true for Jacob Vis. Vis, along with Bryce Coppock have helped the Defenders win 7 of their last 8 games. This is a team that is dangerous inside a National Championship Pod. They beat Morningside on Feb. 1st, 101-89 after losing to them in Sioux City back in November. Morningside’s Ely Doble is having a great year and has caused a lot of issues for teams around the paint. Joey Skoff has given the Mustangs a perimeter threat and this is a team that has won 6 straight games after that loss to Dordt.