Bauman with second foul, that really makes Winona thin in the post.
MSU really hasn't taken advantage of their opportunity here, lead 10-6, 11:55.
Winona's backup center Melcher used to play football until he suffered shoulder injury. Was tight end from Owatonna. Hasn't played much basketball.
Lot of contact. Don't go weak to the basket tonight.
Don't think so. Talk this weekend here is that MSU will host with win. If not, then it would be MIAA champion if Central, Northwest or Southern wins that tournament. If that doesn't happen, who knows?
MSU has scored just 2 points in the last 6 minutes, still leads 10-8 with 9:37 in first half.
MSU already has 4 blocked shots
Adler now 0-4 on 3s. Didn't shoot well in first half in semis, better in second half.
Winona with consecutive 3s, take first lead at 14-13, 6:00
Winona has managed to make this a halfcourt game since the first 4 minutes.
Marei looks pissed. Unhappy with how physically they are defending him.
Monaghan with steal and dunk, MSU up 20-14 with 4:31 to play in first half.
MSU shooting 8 of 19 but 0-6 ons 3s. Winona shooting 6-24. MSU plus-4 rebounding
O'Brien with 7 points and 7 rebounds
Winona shooting a lot of 3s, which is OK if they're making them. They're not.
MSU on 11-0 run, Monaghan with the last 6
Bambanek gets 2nd foul, becoming issue for Winona. MSU going to the rim, getting calls. Winona settling for 3s, not getting calls.
When MSU runs, Winona struggles. Winona players look gassed.
Big call there. Foul was on O'Brien, whcih gave Blacklock 3 FTs. He made all three. But there was simultaneous whistle on rebound, which would have been Taylor's second foul for Winona. That one was waved off after a discussion.
MSU leads 30-22 with 1:15 to go in 1st half.
Marei scores after struggle with Taylor in the lane. Says something to officiall. Needs to be careful.
Monaghan with strong drive, makes it MSU 34-24 at halftime.
MSU shooting 50 percent, 1-7 on 3s and 9-14 on FTs. Winona shooting 28.1 percent, 3-10 on 3s, 3-3 FTs. MSU is plus-6 rebounding, though Winona has 8 offensive rebounds.
Some of the best athletes here tonight is this 6-male dance crew.
Monaghan with 12 points, three assists. O'Brien with 11 points, 7 rebounds. Marei with 9 points and four rebounds.