MBB: Vikings Announce 2012-2013 Men's Basketball Schedule
Aug 17th, 2012 @ 8:55 am | Author: Viking Sports Admin
Valley City State University Men's Basketball has finalized their schedule for the upcoming season. With 10 players returning from the 2011-2012 team that spent seven consecutive weeks ranked in the NAIA Top 25 Poll, the Vikings will look to improve upon last year's 20-10 record.
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This year's schedule features challenging NAIA competition both nationally and within the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) as well as an NCAA Division 1 opponent and four NCAA Division 2 opponents. Mixed into the schedule are three tournaments, a trip to New Mexico and Colorado and a holiday trip to California.
The early schedule will feature a two of the NAIA top 10 teams as the Vikings travel to Iowa to take on Dordt College and Northwestern College November 2nd and 3rd. The following week will feature two NCAA opponents as Division II University of Minnesota – Crookston Golden Eagles make their way to Valley City on November 6th, while on November 9th the Vikings will travel to NCAA Division I North Dakota State University to face off versus the Bison. The following day, November 10th, the Vikings return home to host Viterbo University of Wisconsin.
The Vikings will host Dickinson State the next week before taking a trip to Dickinson to compete in their annual DSU Classic. Road games against MSU-Moorhead and UM-Morris and home games against Presentation College and Trinity Bible College wrap up the games prior to semester break. The remainder of December will be spent on the road playing against A.I.I. opponents Northern New Mexico and Johnson & Wales (Denver).
January and February will feature many familiar opponents, as the Vikings will renew their matchup with South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, who now holds NCAA Division II status. January 19th and 20th, Jamestown College will host a tournament featuring four former Dakota Athletic Conference members in Valley City State, Jamestown College, Mayville State, and Dakota State.
Each of those teams with them host and make a return visit to Valley City State to play the Vikings to round out the regular season. The A.I.I. Tournament will be held in Jamestown on February 21-23 and will again offer two automatic national tournament bids to the teams finishing in first and second place.
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