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NSIC Preview: Minnesota Duluth at Northern State

MidcoSN returns to the Hub City on Friday, Jan. 27. Al Bahe and I have the call for the NSIC twinbill between Minnesota Duluth and Northern State. Game times at Wachs Arena are 6 and 8 p.m. Women's Matchup: UMD (11-6, 8-5 NSIC) vs. Northern St. (11-8, 6-7 NSIC) These teams met just over a month ago with UMD claiming a 68-52 decision. Shelly...
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Minnesota Men OWN the NSIC (Come on, Augie! Northern? UMary?)

Winona State is at it again. The Warrior men's basketball team is on a pretty incredible 7 year run... a 186-37 record going back to the 05/06 season.  They won the National Championship in 2006, did it again in 2008 and went 105-6 in that three year stretch.  They set a national record for wins, with 38 in 07/08 and another national record...
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Power Rankings 1/25/12 (North Dakota Boys)

Red River basketball is strong this year. They overtook the number one spot in the rankings after Century beat Bismarck last Thursday. Red River poses a threat down on the post with John Hoplin improving and when Mack Arvidson starts hitting it could be hours before he cools down. Red River heads to Fargo twice this week for games against South...
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Power Rankings 1/25/12 (South Dakota Boys)

The Mitchell Kernels have had a week off to rest and focus on a second half run. They have regrouped after an early season loss to Pierre and won 10 in a row. Tucker Volesky's cool start has started to grow warmer and the Kernels are popping from all over the court again. Brady Maxwell has been a consistent post presence. He'll have to have a big...
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Power Rankings 1/25/12 (North Dakota Girls)

There's a hot debate as to who deserves to be the top team in Class A. I say West Fargo does, many others including the sports writers say Century. This is not one of those debates where I'll be digging my heels in and not giving up. I think both teams are very good. Century has been dominant, winning all their games by double digits against North...
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Power Rankings 1/25/12 (South Dakota Girls)

I've got no hard empirical evidence to back it up, but I have a hunch that there is no top team in the state right now. There is actually four teams that are all very good and can be the best on any given night. The top four teams in my power rankings have each at times looked like the best team in the state and have also looked beatable. Mitchell...
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