Net-cutting should be stopped.
Looks like a few fans have made the trip from Mankato and Winona. Sounds like trip back my be dicey.
Teams can take the floor in 5 minutes. Might be the last time tonight that they won't get hit during a shot.
Despite both programs' success, these teams have never met for the Northern Sun tournament title.
Important for MSU to win tonight to get the Winona monkey off their backs. Teams could meet again in region tournament.
Special treat. Jeff Brown of Winona paper will joins us, via Twitter.
Any opinions on what Mavericks can do differently this time vs. Winona State? Common thread in first 2 losses was poor 3-point shooting. 6 of 24 in first game, 4 of 22 in second game.
10 minutes from tip, small crowd, but they should get money's worth tonight. There haven't been many good games in this tournament, but this should be one.
About 30 students from Winona made the trip. Vocal. That usually makes the MSU players a little nasty. We'll see if they respond.
Apparently, beer was served on Winona fan bus.
Assem is spending a lot of time at FT line in warmups, he went 1-8 in the semifinals. Was long on a lot of his practice FTs so far.
Light show for introductions
Winona freshman Bambanek put 33 on the Mavericks earlier this season.
MSU with usual starters: Marei, O'Brien, Wooten, Monaghan, Adler.
Key matchup: Marei vs. freshman Bauman
O'Brien with jumper, MSU scores first
Adler misses his first two tries form 3. He made 6 in the semifinals
MSU dominating the glass, setting the tempo. Monaghan with 4 points, MSU leads 8-0, 16:07
MSU really trying to push the pace, with success.
Winona going to bench. With all their injuries, MSU should have advantage in depth.
First timeout: MSU 8, Winona 4. Winona has weathered the first five minutes, when it looked like MSU could blow them out.
There will be one on Wednesday and the selection announcement on Sunday.