Sunday, March 11, 2012

North Dakota Wins The Great West

For the second straight season, North Dakota has won the Great West Tournament and will head to the tournament. This year was a little less dramatic, as they took care of NJIT with a 75-60 victory.

UND trailed by two at the break, but came out storming with a strong second half to capture the title. Balance was the key for UND, as they had five players in double figures, with four of them being sophomores. That type of youth is why the future could be bright for UND, if they are able to take the next step this offseason.

According to the team's twitter feed, they will be traveling to take on Drake in the first round on either Tuesday or Wednesday. A berth in the CIT is not like a berth in the NCAA Tournament or NIT, but making it two straight years is a step in the right direction for a team that becomes Tournament eligible next season.

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  1. Good for North Dakota! Regardless of the tournament, it has to help recruiting when you can sell a post-season to a recruit.

  2. No doubt! Hopefully they can use that to recruit some big men, they are in dire need!