Wolves See (Regular) Season Come To A Close…Await Tournament Spot

Sioux Falls, SD (NSUWolves.com)– The No. 18 Northern State University men’s basketball team fell in the semifinal round of the NSIC Tournament on Monday to Minnesota Duluth. The Wolves led at the half; however, the Bulldogs shot an impressive 62.5% in the second, scoring 49 points.


Final Score: NSU 69, UMD 75

Records: NSU 24-6, UMD 23-8

Attendance: 722



  • Northern started off a bit slow in the first with Duluth shooting out to a quick lead, however the Wolves chipped away and led 31-26 at the half
  • NSU held a single digit lead through the first 11 minutes of the second however the Bulldogs grabbed the lead with 8:17 to play and held steady through the end of regulation
  • The Wolves out-rebounded the Bulldogs 37-29 in the game, however tallied just three made 3-pointers and suffered 12 turnovers
  • Northern shot 40.7% from the floor, 81.8% from the foul line, and just 13.0% from the 3-point line
  • They tallied 38 points in the paint, 14 points off turnovers, and 12 second chance points; notching eight assists, two blocks, and four steals
  • Jacksen Moni led four Wolves in double figures, scoring 19 points, hitting 9-of-17 from the floor
  • Jordan Belka and Sam Masten led the team with nine and eight rebounds respectively and added a combined 23 points


  • Jacksen Moni: 19 points, 52.9 field goal%, 6 rebounds
  • Sam Masten: 13 points, 8 rebounds
  • Josh Dilling: 13 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists
  • Jordan Belka: 10 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals


Northern State will await their post-season fate with regional selection show on Sunday, March 5 on NCAA.com. The top eight teams in the region advance to the NCAA Regional Tournament on March 11-12, 14. Northern was ranked second in last week’s regional poll.