Tom Nieman

Winning Bracket

I’m pretty sure these are all correct. Round of 64 Kentucky-Western Kentucky               Kentucky Iowa State-UConn                               UConn Wichita State-VCU                              Wichita State Indiana-New Mexico State                 Indiana UNLV-Colorado                                  ...
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Summit at the Sheraton

Hanging out today at the Sheraton Hotel in Sioux Falls which is connected to the Sioux Falls Arena which is host for the next four days to the Summit League basketball tournament. Brad Newitt and I will “do” the mens games on Midco Sports Net… Al Bahe and Juno Pintar will announce the women.  4 games Saturday, 4 Sunday, 4 Monday. We’ve been...
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Jacks-Yotes Re-Match: Can the Coyotes Close the Gap?

South Dakota State plays at South Dakota on Thursday night... we have it LIVE at 7:00 on MidcoSN. SDSU beat USD 86-56 in Brookings four weeks ago.  Can the Coyotes keep it competitive this time?  Probably.  Hopefully. Disclosure:  I am an SDSU grad... sat on the BB bench for 4 years and had a grand time in Brookville.  But thanks to my...
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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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Bison vs. Jacks

Off to Fargo this weekend for SDSU at NDSU in college hoops!  We have the women on TV on Friday night at 7:00.  (No TV for the men on Saturday, BUT we will have them on when they play in Brookings on Feb. 15th.) The women's game should be good, though... SDSU is on top of the Summit League at 7-1. NDSU is sixth right now at 4-4, but the...
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Is it a "Buzzer Beater" or not? (not)

The basketball "buzzer beater" is a sublime moment in sports.  Radio and TV guys scream like idiots.  Fans go nuts, babies cry, drinks spill.  And referees have to make sure the shot did, in fact, beat the buzzer. But the buzzer is not really what has to be beaten. I bring this up after the recent Wisconsin-Michigan State game.  Wisconsin...
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