All-Conference – Sam Manecke & Jake Ubert
Honorable Mention – Zach Larsen & Zach Como
All-Conference – Willie Meine & Wyatt Beauchane
Mention – Ross Hamre, Maverick Gunufson, Hunter Olson, Gunnar Berhow,
Jesse Anderson, Chris Moser, Adam Riddle & Jorgen Qualley
All-Conference – Cameron Lundeen & Tristan Larsen
Honorable Mention – Dylan Gustafson & Cody Gagner
All-Conference – Mike Bisek, Shawn Neisen, Kody Lefebvre & Jonathan Hoffner
Honorable Mention – Sam Olson, Nick Syverson & Jake Worms
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS – North Dakota State senior Lawrence Alexander has been selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to play in the 2015 Reese’s College All-Star Game this Friday at the Final Four in Indianapolis.
The Reese’s College All-Star Game features 20 of the finest senior college basketball players from NCAA Division I playing on the Final Four floor at Lucas Oil Stadium. Tipoff is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. (ET) / 3:30 p.m. (CT) on Friday afternoon.
Alexander joins Ben Woodside (2009) as Bison to have earned an invite to the event.
Nebraska head coach and former NDSU coach Tim Miles will coach the Reese’s East All-Stars, while Jim Crews of St. Louis University will lead the Reese’s West All-Stars.
Alexander was named The Summit League’s Player of the Year and Tournament MVP this season, as well as earning NABC first-team All-District and AP honorable mention All-America honors. He ranked fifth in the nation in minutes per game (38.5) and eighth nationally in three-point percentage (44.1%) for the season.
The Peoria, Ill., native set new NDSU career records for minutes played (4,631), games started (131) and wins (90). Alexander finished his Bison career ranked fourth in school history with 1,755 points.
REESE’S® Division I East All-Stars (orange)
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. College/Hometown
1 Julius Brown G 5-10 170 Toledo/Markham, Ill.
3 Tyler Kalinoski G 6-4 180 Davidson/Overland Park, Kan.
5 Will Cummings G 6-2 185 Temple/Jacksonville, Fla.
11 Darun Hilliard G 6-6 215 Villanova/Bethlehem, Pa.
13 D’Angelo Harrison G 6-4 202 St. John’s/Missouri City, Texas
15 Treveon Graham F 6-6 220 VCU/Temple Hill, Md.
21 LaDontae Henton F 6-6 215 Providence/Lansing, Mich.
23 JayVaughn Pinkston F 6-7 235 Villanova/Brooklyn, N.Y.
25 Jarvis Williams PF 6-8 215 Murray State/Macon, Ga.
31 Kameron Woods PF 6-9 200 Butler/Louisville, Ky.
33 Matt Stainbrook C 6-10 270 Xavier/Bay Village, Ohio
Head Coach: Tim Miles (University of Nebraska)
Assistant Coach: Ron Coleman
REESE’S® Division I West All-Stars (white)
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. College/Hometown
2 Mikh McKinney G 6-1 165 Sacramento State/Union City, Calif.
4 Lawrence Alexander G 6-3 190 North Dakota State/Peoria, Ill.
10 Corey Hawkins G 6-3 195 UC Davis/Goodyear, Ariz.
12 Ralston Turner G 6-5 205 N.C. State/Muscle Shoals, Ala.
14 Pat Connaughton G/F 6-5 218 Notre Dame/Arlington, Mass.
22 Jacob Parker F 6-6 210 Stephen F. Austin/Bixby, Okla.
24 Seth Tuttle PF 6-8 240 Northern Iowa/Sheffield, Iowa
30 Le’Bryan Nash F 6-7 235 Oklahoma State/Dallas,Texas
34 Alan Williams PF 6-8 265 UCSB/Goodyear, Ariz.
40 Brad Waldow F 6-10 270 St. Mary’s/Shingle Springs, Calif.
Head Coach: Jim Crews (Saint Louis University)Assistant Coach: Chris Hollender
Friday, March 27, 2015
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced the NABC Division I All-District teams for the 2014-15 season on Friday, recognizing the nation’s best men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes. North Dakota State senior guard Lawrence Alexander was named to the District 12 first team.
Alexander joins Taylor Braun (2014) and Ben Woodside (2009) as the only Bison to earn NABC All-District first-team selections in NDSU’s Division I era. Marshall Bjorklund (2014) and Brett Winkelman (2009) were second-team All-District picks.
Alexander was named The Summit League’s Player of the Year and Tournament MVP this season. He averaged 18.9 points and 4.5 rebounds in 38.5 minutes per game for the year, leading the league in scoring and minutes. Alexander set a new NDSU single-season record with 104 three-pointers made this season, and his three-point percentage of 44.1 percent ranks eighth-best in the nation.
The Peoria, Ill., native set new NDSU career records for minutes played (4,631), games started (131) and wins (90). His 624 points this season were the third-most ever by a Bison.
The All-District teams are selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC.
The Bison finished 23-10 this season, winning their second consecutive Summit League Tournament title after sharing the league’s regular season crown. NDSU is one of only nine mid-major programs in the country to post at least 23 victories in each of the last three seasons.
Keifer Sykes Green Bay
Alec Peters Valparaiso
Lawrence Alexander North Dakota State
Kahlil Felder Oakland
Cody Larson South Dakota State
Trey Lewis Cleveland State
Juwan Howard Jr. Detroit
Obi Emegano Oral Roberts
Anton Grady Cleveland State
Corey Petros Oakland
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The 22nd annual Lace ‘em Up basketball camp will be held in Red Lake Falls at the high school gym from June 1-5. Boys and girls in grades 6-11 this past school year will attend camp from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.. Boys and girls in grades K-6 will attend from noon until 3:30. Numerous fundamentals, contests, games, skill sessions, and more will be taught each day. There will be an awards presentation for the morning session on Friday June 5 at 10:45 a.m. and awards for the afternoon session will be at 2:30 on Friday June 5. Everyone is welcome to come attend these awards ceremonies.
The cost of the camp is $60 with a maximum family cost of $100 if you have 2 or more children from the same family. If you register before May 20, you will also receive a camp t-shirt. Registrations received after May 25 will be $70 and maximum family cost will be $120. Pre-registration is recommended, but you may still sign up the day of the camp for $70. 6th graders can sign up for either session, or both for one price.
Many area coaches will be teaching at the camp including former Minnesota Gopher player and National Coach of the Year, Shannon Bolden Nelson who is now the head coach of last year’s National Champions Northland Community College. Coach Nelson was a 3 time defensive player of the year for the Gophers.
For more information or to receive a registration form, contact Steve Philion at 518 Champagne Ave. Red Lake Falls, MN 56750
Monday, March 23, 2015
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – For the first time in six weeks, the University of North Dakota has been knocked out of the top spot in the national men’s hockey polls.
UND, coming off a pair of losses at the NCHC Frozen Faceoff, dropped to No. 3 in both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls that were released on Monday. Minnesota State took over the top spot while Boston University was ranked No. 2.
UND, 27-9-3 overall, secured the No. 1 seed for next weekend’s NCAA West Regional in Fargo, N.D., and fill face 11th-ranked Quinnipiac (23-11-4). The other West Region semifinal features No. 5 Michigan Tech against No. 13 St. Cloud State.
USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll
Rk. School (First place votes) Record Pts. PR
1. Minnesota State (44) 29-7-3 991 2
2. Boston University (6) 25-7-5 934 3
3. North Dakota 27-9-3 901 1
4. Miami 25-13-1 854 6
5. Michigan Tech 29-9-2 763 4
6. Denver 23-13-2 760 5
7. Minnesota Duluth 20-15-3 660 8
8. Minnesota 23-12-3 574 13
9. Omaha 18-12-6 548 10
10. Harvard 21-12-3 534 17
11. Quinnipiac 23-11-4 507 7
12. Boston College 21-13-3 475 11
13. St. Cloud State 19-18-1 342 18
14. Massachusetts-Lowell 21-12-6 333 12
15. Providence 22-13-2 319 14
16. Bowling Green 23-11-5 289 9
17. Yale 18-9-5 255 19
18. Colgate 22-12-4 199 15
19. Vermont 22-15-4 93 16
20. Michigan 22-15-0 75 NR
Others receiving votes: RIT 54, St. Lawrence 20, Robert Morris 17, Canisius 1, Dartmouth 1, Michigan State 1.
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll
Rk. School (1st place votes) Record Pts. PR
1. Minnesota State (30) 29-7-3 506 2
2. Boston University (4) 25-7-5 466 4
3. North Dakota 27-9-3 443 1
4. Miami 25-13-1 409 5
5. Michigan Tech 29-9-2 355 4
6. Denver 23-13-2 343 6
7. Minnesota Duluth 20-15-3 276 8
8. Harvard 21-12-3 227 15
9. Omaha 18-12-6 221 10
10. Minnesota 23-12-3 202 13
11. Quinnipiac 23-11-4 177 7
12. Boston College 21-13-3 148 11
13. St. Cloud State 19-18-1 82 NR
14. Providence 22-13-2 70 14
15. Massachusetts-Lowell 21-12-6 56 12
Others receiving votes: Yale 47, Bowling Green 44, Colgate 6, St. Lawrence 2.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota, which will host the NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey West Regional next weekend in Fargo, has earned a No. 1 seed and will host Quinnipiac in one of two regional semifinals on Friday. UND’s game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Central and can be seen live on ESPNU.
Michigan Tech will meet St. Cloud State in the other West Region semifinal at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN3. The regional championship game takes place on Saturday, March 29, at 8 p.m.
North Dakota will be making the 30th NCAA Tournament appearance in program history and its 13th in a row, tying Minnesota (1985-97) for the second longest streak in NCAA Division I men’s hockey history. Only Michigan, which went to 22 consecutive tournaments from 1991 to 2012, had a longer streak in the history of the sport. UND has won seven national championships in men’s hockey, a total topped only by Michigan’s nine.
UND earned the No. 1 seed (No. 2 overall) after going 27-9-3 in a season that included the Penrose Cup as National Collegiate Hockey Conference regular-season champion. Quinnipiac, a member of the ECAC, is 23-11-4 this season. The only two previous meetings between the two teams came in Oct. 2006, when UND swept a 2-game non-conference series in Grand Forks.
At this time, available tickets to the West Regional are sold out. Should tickets currently being held for various groups per NCAA bid specifications become available, those tickets will go on sale to the general public in person only at the SCHEELS Arena Box office on Thursday, March 26 at 9 a.m. UND Athletics will make an official announcement the afternoon of Wednesday, March 25 on UNDsports.com and official social media outlets if tickets become available.
The North Dakota Champions Club is hosting an official UND pregame party at Fargo Billiards and Gastro Pub. The pregame party starts three hours prior to any game in which UND is participating.
Parking at SCHEELS Arena is limited and fans are encouraged consider alternate parking options. A shuttle service will run between Fargo Billiards and Gastro Pub, Anderson Softball Complex on 45th Street South, Bulldog Tap and SCHEELS Arena. Shuttles will run two hours before the first game of each day and will continue until one hour after the final game ends.