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Men's Basketball - Mon, Feb. 6, 2017

February 6, 2017

MADISON, S.D. – Tanner Heiser of Dakota State (S.D.) was selected to No. 13 edition of the North Star Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player-of-the-Week, announced by the conference office Monday.  It was his second time this season that he received this weekly honor from the North Star.

North Star Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player-of-the-Week
Tanner Heiser – Dakota State (S.D.) – 6'0" – Senior – Guard – Watertown, S.D. – Heiser poured in 35 points in Dakota State's (S.D.) 90-55 road victory at Waldorf (Iowa).  He broke a 30-year old school record for most 3-pointers made in a single game with 11 3-pointers, tying the most 3-pointers in a single game in the NAIA with five other players this season.  Heiser followed that up with 19 points after falling short to Viterbo (Wis.), where he was 4-of-7 from the 3-point line.  For the week, he averaged 27.0 points, 3.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game for the Trojans.  Heiser shot a blazing 63.3 percent from the field (19-of-30) and drained 15 3-pointers in 23 attempts (65.2 percent). 

Recap from last week's games
No. 19-ranked Bellevue (Neb.) rolled past Dickinson State (N.D.), receiving votes in the national poll, 84-60 on Feb. 3 as part of the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Game-of-the-Week in Bellevue, Neb.  BU added another home victory with a 73-55 win over Mayville State (N.D.) on Feb. 4.  Bellevue is 17-8 overall record and 9-3 record in the North Star.  Mayville State fell to 8-15 overall record and 1-12 record in NSAA.

The Blue Hawks held on to an 83-77 non-conference road victory at Grace (Neb.) on Feb. 4.  Dickinson State improved their overall record to 19-8 and 10-3 NSAA record.  DiSU holds a one-half game lead over BU in the conference standings.

Jamestown (N.D.) won a 108-101 overtime thriller over Presentation (S.D.) on Feb. 1 in Jamestown, N.D.  The win lifted the Jimmies to 14-12 overall record and 9-4 record in NSAA (third-place in the conference standings, 1 game behind the conference's leader).  Presentation dropped their overall record to 9-14 and 3-9 record in the NSAA conference games (eighth-place in the conference standings).

Viterbo (Wis.) won a pair of key North Star conference games at home, holding off Valley City State (N.D.) 66-58 on Feb. 3 and Dakota State (S.D.) 66-61 on Feb. 4.  The V-Hawks moved into a fourth-place in the conference standings with a 7-6 record (15-11 overall record). 

The Trojans cruised past Waldorf (Iowa) 90-55 on Feb. 3.  Dakota State (13-13 overall record) and VCSU (14-12 overall record) are currently in a two-way tie for fifth-place in the conference standings with a 6-6 record.  WU is 9-16 overall record and 5-7 record in NSAA (seventh-place in the conference standings).

Looking Ahead This Week
Jamestown (N.D.) plays their final regular-season home game versus Trinity Bible (N.D.) on Tuesday evening.

The North Star conference action continues this weekend.  Friday's schedule includes Waldorf (Iowa) visiting Presentation (S.D.); Viterbo (Wis.) traveling to Mayville State (N.D.); Dakota State (S.D.) hosting Dickinson State (N.D.) and No. 19-ranked Bellevue welcoming Valley City State (N.D.).

On Saturday, WU visits MSU; Jamestown (N.D.) travels to BU; PC hosts VU and DaSU welcomes VCSU.

            Tuesday's Game
            Trinity Bible (N.D.) @ Jamestown (N.D.) – 7:30 p.m.

            Friday's Games
            Waldorf (Iowa) @ Presentation (S.D.) – 7:30 p.m.
            Viterbo (Wis.) @ Mayville State (N.D.) – 7:30 p.m.
            (RV) Dickinson State (N.D.) @ Dakota State (S.D.) – 7:30 p.m. (CT)/6:30 p.m. (MT)
            Valley City State (N.D.) @ (19) Bellevue (Neb.) – 7:30 p.m.

            Saturday's Games
            Waldorf (Iowa) @ Mayville State (N.D.) – 5 p.m.
            Jamestown (N.D.) @ (19) Bellevue (Neb.) – 5 p.m.
            Viterbo (Wis.) @ Presentation (S.D.) – 5 p.m.
            Valley City State (N.D.) @ Dakota State (S.D.) – 5 p.m.

NSAA Men's Basketball Conference Standings
 

School

Overall
Record

NSAA
Record

Games
Behind

Streak

(RV) Dickinson State (N.D.)

19-8

10-3

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Won 1

(19) Bellevue (Neb.)

17-8

9-3

0.5

Won 2

Jamestown (N.D.)

14-12

9-4

1.0

Won 4

Viterbo (Wis.)

15-11

7-6

3.0

Won 2

Dakota State (S.D.)

13-13

6-6

3.5

Lost 1

Valley City State (N.D.)

15-12

6-6

3.5

Lost 1

Waldorf (Iowa)

9-16

5-7

4.5

Lost 4

Presentation (S.D.)

9-14

3-9

6.5

Lost 1

Mayville State (N.D.)

8-15

1-12

9.0

Lost 3


Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director