Coyote men take on Nebraska-Kearney in NCAA Division II tourney By virtue of being the North Central Conference Tournament Chammpions, the South Dakota men's basketball team (25-5) have earned an automatic berth in the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament.
As the third seed, the Coyotes will take on the sixth-seeded Nebraska-Kearney Lopers (23-5). The tournament will be played in Denver, CO, March 12-15, and hosted by Metro State College of Denver.
USD, winners of nine straight games, defeated Augustana, St. Cloud State and Minnesota State in the Wells Fargo Finals to garner the automatic berth.
Two other memebers of the North Central Conference will join the Coyotes in Denver, including second-seeded Nebraska-Omaha and fourth seed Minnesota State.