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    http://northernsun.org/news/2016/10/...025160034.aspx

    NSIC Preseason Men's Coaches Poll
    1. Minnesota State-Mankato (11) - 220 pts
    2. Augustana (2) - 190
    3t. Minnesota State-Moorhead (1) - 183
    3t. St. Cloud State - 183
    5. Winona State (1) - 174
    6. Sioux Falls (1) - 172
    7. Northern State - 151
    8. Southwest Minnesota State - 124
    9. Upper Iowa - 102
    10. Mary - 96
    11. Concordia-St. Paul - 73
    12t. Minnesota-Duluth - 72
    12t. Minot State - 72
    14. Bemidji State - 57
    15. Wayne State - 29
    16. Minnesota-Crookston - 22

    North Division
    1. Minnesota State-Moorhead (4) - 46 pts
    2. St. Cloud State (4) - 44
    3. Northern State - 39
    4. Mary - 28
    5. Minot State - 21
    6. Bemidji State - 18
    7. Minnesota-Crookston - 8

    South Division
    1. Minnesota State-Mankato (5) - 47 pts
    2. Augustana (2) - 42
    3. Sioux Falls (1) - 36
    4. Winona State - 35
    5. Southwest Minnesota State - 23
    6. Upper Iowa - 20
    7. Concordia-St. Paul - 14
    8. Wayne State - 7

    North Division Preseason Player of the Year
    Gage Davis, St. Cloud State

    - Preseason Second Team DII All-American by the Sporting News
    - Played in all 29 games with 28 starts as a redshirt freshman
    - First Team All-NSIC selection
    - The 2015-2016 NSIC Freshman of the Year
    - Named to the 2015-16 Division II Bulletin All-Freshman Team
    - Fifth in NSIC with 19.7 points and third in rebounding at 8.0 per contest
    - Scored in double figures in 27 games including two 30-point performances
    - Scored a career-high 36 points against Wayne State College (1/16/16)
    - Set the first-year player scoring record for the school with 570 points
    - Led the team in blocks (23) and placed second in assists (88)
    - 10 double-doubles on the season and led team in scoring in 13 games

    South Division Preseason Player of the Year
    Jon Fuqua, Minnesota State-Mankato

    - Second Team All-NSIC last season
    - Averaged 15.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per game last season
    - Led MSU in rebounding (245) and shooting percentage (55.8%) last season
    - Played in all 32 games last season, including 24 starts
    - Led MSU with seven double-doubles last season
    - Scored at least 11 points in 28 games last season
    - Scored at least 20 points in 10 games last season
    - Season-high 29 points double-overtime win vs. Northern State

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    NSIC Preseason Women's Coaches Poll
    1. Winona State (7) - 201 pts
    2. Northern State (3) - 200
    3. Augustana (4) - 195
    4. Wayne State - 183
    5. Minnesota State-Moorhead - 163
    6. Minnesota State-Mankato (2) - 146
    7. Concordia-St. Paul - 140
    8. St. Cloud State - 124
    9. Sioux Falls - 108
    10. Minnesota-Duluth - 107
    11. Minnesota-Crookston - 98
    12. Mary - 93
    13. Minot State - 57
    14. Bemidji State - 56
    15. Southwest Minnesota State - 26
    16. Upper Iowa - 23

    North Division
    1. Northern State (6) - 48 pts
    2. Minnesota State-Moorhead (1) - 42
    3. St. Cloud State - 30
    4. Mary - 28
    5. Minnesota-Duluth - 24
    6. Minnesota-Crookston (1) - 23
    7. Minot State - 15
    8. Bemidji State - 14

    South Division
    1. Winona State (3) - 42 pts
    2. Augustana (2) - 40
    3. Wayne State (2) - 38
    4. Minnesota State-Mankato (1) - 32
    5. Concordia-St. Paul - 28
    6. Sioux Falls - 24
    7. Upper Iowa - 11
    8. Southwest Minnesota State - 9

    North Division Preseason Player of the Year
    Jill Conrad, Northern State

    - 2015-16 Second Team All-Conference honoree
    - Recorded a career high 32 points against UMC
    - Led NSU in scoring (13.5 pgg), 3-point percentage (39.0), and free throw percentage (90.9)
    - Recorded three double-doubles as a sophomore
    - Had 15 games shooting above 50 percent from the floor
    - Tallied 419 points, 215 rebounds, 59 assists, and 19 steals a season ago
    - Named the NSIC North Division Player of the Week on January 25th

    South Division Preseason Player of the Year
    Paige Ballinger, Wayne State

    - Earned First Team All-NSIC honors
    - Averaged 15.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.9 blocked shots per game
    - Ranked seventh in the NSIC in scoring and second in field goal percentage (.534)
    - NSIC South Division Player of the Week on 11/19/15
    - Scored career-high 36 points with 14 rebounds vs. Lindenwood
    - Produced 32 points with nine rebounds vs. St. Cloud State on 1/16/16

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    Quote Originally Posted by wscsuperfan View Post
    North Division Preseason Player of the Year
    Gage Davis, St. Cloud State

    - Preseason Second Team DII All-American by the Sporting News
    - Played in all 29 games with 28 starts as a redshirt freshman
    - First Team All-NSIC selection
    - The 2015-2016 NSIC Freshman of the Year
    - Named to the 2015-16 Division II Bulletin All-Freshman Team
    - Fifth in NSIC with 19.7 points and third in rebounding at 8.0 per contest
    - Scored in double figures in 27 games including two 30-point performances
    - Scored a career-high 36 points against Wayne State College (1/16/16)
    - Set the first-year player scoring record for the school with 570 points
    - Led the team in blocks (23) and placed second in assists (88)
    - 10 double-doubles on the season and led team in scoring in 13 games

    South Division Preseason Player of the Year
    Jon Fuqua, Minnesota State-Mankato

    - Second Team All-NSIC last season
    - Averaged 15.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per game last season
    - Led MSU in rebounding (245) and shooting percentage (55.8%) last season
    - Played in all 32 games last season, including 24 starts
    - Led MSU with seven double-doubles last season
    - Scored at least 11 points in 28 games last season
    - Scored at least 20 points in 10 games last season
    - Season-high 29 points double-overtime win vs. Northern State
    No offense to either of these, but this might be the biggest no-name preseason list since I started following the NSIC. Either that, or I'm just really uninformed about the league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanger86 View Post
    No offense to either of these, but this might be the biggest no-name preseason list since I started following the NSIC. Either that, or I'm just really uninformed about the league.
    No, I kind of thought the same thing. I expected Fuqua to be good this year based on how the 2nd half of his season went last year, but if he ends up being South PoY good, then the Mavs are going to be even better than I already feared they'd be. Still, he wasn't the guy I was expecting to see named preseason South PoY (not that I really had anyone else in mind specifically, I just don't think Fuqua was necessarily the clear-cut preseason PoY).

    As far as Davis goes, I don't want to offend the guy (last time Augie fans talked trash about a specific player on here, Monaghan lit us up for 20-something and double-digit assists), but I can't remember the last time a PoY candidate was only a sophomore. On the one hand, that speaks to Davis's talent. On the other hand, it indicates that these senior classes, particularly in the North Division, clearly aren't as strong as they've been in years past when it comes to individual talent.

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    saw in the SMSU press release we only have 11 home games this year. Based on that, to finish 8th overall and 5th in the South would be a miracle in my opinion. It is hard to win on the road in hoops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMustang View Post
    saw in the SMSU press release we only have 11 home games this year. Based on that, to finish 8th overall and 5th in the South would be a miracle in my opinion. It is hard to win on the road in hoops.
    Unless I am missing something everyone plays the same number of games each year home/away during the conference portion of the schedule. Without looking I assume the Stangs just dont have any home games during non conference part of schedule which doesn't count toward conference standings. Unless again they changed something.

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    Yeah, no home non-conference games for SMSU. Not very good on their schedulers part.

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    Yeah, no home non-conference games for SMSU. Not very good on their schedulers part.
    Wow. I've never seen something like that before. Surprising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laker View Post
    Wow. I've never seen something like that before. Surprising.
    It's not uncommon for us to travel a bunch in nonconference play, but usually we've had at least one game at home. Heck, at least an exhibition. But not this year.

    Exhibition in Northfield, NSIC/MIAA Challenge at Sioux Falls, at Northern, Michigan UP double dip. Then it's home on the 29th for conference opener against USF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wscsuperfan View Post
    NSIC Preseason Men's Coaches Poll
    1. Minnesota State-Mankato (11) - 220 pts
    2. Augustana (2) - 190
    3t. Minnesota State-Moorhead (1) - 183
    3t. St. Cloud State - 183
    5. Winona State (1) - 174
    6. Sioux Falls (1) - 172
    7. Northern State - 151
    8. Southwest Minnesota State - 124
    9. Upper Iowa - 102
    10. Mary - 96
    11. Concordia-St. Paul - 73
    12t. Minnesota-Duluth - 72
    12t. Minot State - 72
    14. Bemidji State - 57
    15. Wayne State - 29
    16. Minnesota-Crookston - 22
    Well, at least they were pretty accurate with the bottom half!

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    PRESEASON
    1. Minnesota State-Mankato (11) - 220 pts
    2. Augustana (2) - 190
    3t. Minnesota State-Moorhead (1) - 183
    3t. St. Cloud State - 183
    5. Winona State (1) - 174
    6. Sioux Falls (1) - 172
    7. Northern State - 151
    8. Southwest Minnesota State - 124
    9. Upper Iowa - 102
    10. Mary - 96
    11. Concordia-St. Paul - 73
    12t. Minnesota-Duluth - 72
    12t. Minot State - 72
    14. Bemidji State - 57
    15. Wayne State - 29
    16. Minnesota-Crookston - 22

    FINAL
    1. Minnesota State-Moorhead (24-4, 19-3)
    2. Northern State (21-7, 17-5)
    2. Southwest Minnesota State (22-5, 17-5)
    4. Augustana (21-7, 16-6)
    4. Upper Iowa (19-9, 16-6)
    6. Minnesota State-Mankato (19-9, 14-8)
    6. St. Cloud State (18-13, 14-8)
    8. Mary (12-16, 10-12)
    8. Minot State (14-14, 10-12)
    8. Sioux Falls (14-16, 10-12)
    11. Bemidji State (10-17, 8-14)
    11. Wayne State (10-18, 8-14)
    11. Winona State (11-15, 8-14)
    14. Minnesota-Crookston (8-20, 4-18)
    15. Minnesota-Duluth (4-24, 3-19)
    16. Concordia-St. Paul (5-24, 2-20)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanger86 View Post
    Well, at least they were pretty accurate with the bottom half!
    All you'd pretty much have to do is swap Upper Iowa and Winona and it would be pretty close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toucanbird View Post
    All you'd pretty much have to do is swap Upper Iowa and Winona and it would be pretty close.
    SMSU and Northern say hi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanger86 View Post
    SMSU and Northern say hi
    I mean for the bottom half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toucanbird View Post
    I mean for the bottom half.
    Ah yes, that makes more sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanger86 View Post
    SMSU and Northern say hi
    😂😂😂

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