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UMAC men's & women's basketball postseason tournament fields are set

 Following an exciting final weekend of regular season play the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Postseason Tournament fields are set with semifinal action scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20 followed by the championship games on Saturday, Feb. 23. 

The University of Minnesota, Morris (14-0 UMAC), who clinched their fourth straight UMAC women's regular-season title last week as well as the No. 1 seed in the post season tournament, will host No. 4 College of St. Scholastica (8-6) at 7:30 in Wednesday's semifinal.  In the other semifinal the No. 3 seed Martin Luther College (9-5) will travel to second-seeded Northwestern College (11-3) for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff.   

2013 UMAC Women’s Basketball Tournament

Semifinals - Wednesday, Feb. 20

No. 4 College of St. Scholastica at No. 1 University of Minnesota Morris (Morris, Minn.), 7:30 p.m.

No. 3  Martin Luther College at No. 2 Northwestern College (St. Paul, Minn.), 5:30 p.m.

Championship - Saturday, Feb. 23 (5 or 7 p.m. based on if men’s and women’s game is at same location)

At highest remaining seed

For the men, Northwestern College (12-2 UMAC) earned their 10th UMAC regular-season trophy with Friday's win over Northland College and the No. 1 seed in the postseason tournament.  Bethany Lutheran College, North Central University, and University of Minnesota, Morris all finished the regular season with UMAC records of 9-5 and in a three-way tie for second place in the UMAC.  By virtue of tie-breaker criteria, Bethany Lutheran earned the No. 2 seed.  North Central and Minnesota Morris were not only equal in their league records, but also in each of the five tiebreakers causing the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds to be determined by a coin flip. North Central won the flip, giving them the No. 3 seed and will travel to Mankato to take on Bethany Lutheran on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.  The Eagles will play host to fourth-seeded UMM on Wednesday evening, also at 7:30 p.m.

2013 UMAC Men’s Basketball Tournament

Semifinals - Wednesday, Feb. 20

No. 4 University of Minnesota Morris at No. 1 Northwestern College (St. Paul, Minn.), 7:30 p.m.

No. 3 North Central University at No. 2 Bethany Lutheran College (Mankato, Minn.), 7:30 p.m.

Championship - Saturday, Feb. 23 (7 or 7:30 p.m. based on if men’s and women’s game is at same location)

At highest remaining seed