St. Peter, Minn. – Following a thrilling win over fourth-seeded Saint John’s University in the quarterfinals of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Playoffs on Wednesday night, the fifth-seeded Gustavus Adolphus men’s basketball team will look to keep its season alive when it takes on second-seeded St. Olaf College on Friday night in the MIAC Semifinals. Friday’s opening tip is set for 7:30 p.m., at the Skoglund Center in Northfield, Minn.
The Gusties defeated Saint John’s by the score 65-64 in Collegeville, Minn., on Wednesday night to advance to Friday night’s semifinals. Tied 64-64 with 2.3 seconds remaining, senior Jordan Dick pulled down an offensive rebound and was fouled on the put-back. Dick made one of two free throws to lift his team to victory.
As the second seed in the playoff field, the Oles received a bye in the quarterfinals and enter Friday night’s contest after nearly a week of rest. St. Olaf last played on Saturday, Feb. 22nd, defeating Bethel 62-40 in Arden Hills, Minn.
Fans can keep up with all of the action on Friday by following the live video/stats provided by the St. Olaf sports information department. The Gusties will also be on the radio, as Tom Wheeler will be in Northfield for the live call, which can be found on FM 95.5 KCHK or on GameCentral.