The University of Sioux Falls women’s basketball team had their run in the NSIC Tournament end in the semifinals against St. Cloud State. But now, with the Central Region Tournament coming up on Friday, March 13, the Cougars and Huskies will face off in a rematch. This time, it’s win or go home!
In the latest episode of the "Trap D" podcast, Midco Sports Network’s David Brown and USF women's bsketball Head CoachTravis Traphagen discuss the team’s run in the NSIC Tournament, the message after they lost in the semifinal round and how his team is preparing to face St. Cloud State once again.
They also discuss the state of women’s basketball in South Dakota and how the game has grown so much over the past decade!
0:28 – David and Coach Trap go over USF’s quarterfinal NSIC Tournament victory vs. Winona State and why defense was the main catalyst in their win.
6:20 – A discussion on the NSIC Tournament semifinal matchup with St. Cloud State and why the Cougars lost a double-digit lead in the 2nd quarter and didn’t play up to their potential in the 4th quarter.
10:17 – Coach Trap explains his approach to the team after the loss to St. Cloud State and why he decided to give them a couple of days off in the immediate aftermath.
12:57 – David and Coach Trap discuss playing the Huskies once again in the upcoming Central Region Tournament on Friday, March 13 in Warrensburg, Missouri. Sioux Falls maintained the 3rd seed in the region after the NSIC Tournament, while St. Cloud State moved back up to number 6, setting up this first round regional matchup.
16:36 – Trap explains how the South Dakota State-South Dakota women’s game for the Summit League Tournament championship and his own team’s success has helped fuel the rise of girls and women’s basketball in this region.