SIOUX CITY, Iowa– Morningside will be the No. 1 seed when the 2019 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Men’s Postseason Basketball Tournament, presented by Cypress Risk Management, begins on Wednesday, February 20. The Mustangs went 18-2 in the GPAC and 25-2 for the season.
As the No. 1 seed the Mustangs have secured an automatic berth to the NAIA Men’s Division II National Tournament in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, which runs March 6-12 at the Sanford Pentagon. Jamestown is the two seed, Briar Cliff the three seed, and Dakota Wesleyan the four seed. The top four seeds all host first round games.
Northwestern is seeded fifth, Dordt is sixth, Hastings is seeded seventh, and Concordia is the eighth seed. GPAC tiebreakers determined the seeds for the tournament.
The semifinals are on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the highest two remaining seeds. GPAC Championship Tuesday, presented by Cypress Risk Management, will be on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The GPAC Postseason Tournament Champion garners an automatic berth to the NAIA National Basketball Tournament (the runner-up gains the berth if the regular season champion (top seed Morningside) wins the postseason).
2019 Great Plains Athletic Conference Cypress Risk Management
Men’s Basketball Post-Season Tournament
GPAC Men’s Basketball Quarterfinals – Wednesday, February 20
#8 Concordia (15-15, 7-13) at #1 Morningside (25-2, 18-2), 7pm
#5 Northwestern (17-12, 11-9) at #4 Dakota Wesleyan (21-8, 13-7), 8pm
#6 Dordt (18-12, 10-10) at #3 Briar Cliff (20-7, 14-6), 7pm
#7 Hastings (19-11, 10-10) at #2 Jamestown (25-5, 15-5), 6pm
GPAC Men’s Basketball Semifinals – Saturday, February 23
#8/#1 winner vs. #5/#4 winner, Time TBA
#6/#3 winner vs. #7/#2 winner, Time TBA
GPAC Men’s Basketball Championship Tuesday, February 26
Semifinal winners at highest remaining seed, Time TBA