With Covid-19 hitting the world just after the Summit League basketball championship, athletes everywhere felt the pain of losing championship dreams before they even began.
Take a look back at 2020 Summit League men's and women's postseason basketball coverage - including quick game recaps from each 2020 matchup.
Take a look back at 2020 NSIC men's and women's postseason basketball coverage - including quick game recaps from each 2020 matchup.
The Class B Boys basketball state tournament is the crown jewel of North Dakota and let’s hope it returns this March after the pandemic sidelined it in 2019-20. ‘Unfinished business’ will naturally be the mantra for the reigning region champs who try to make it back to The B. A lot of eyes this year will be on Enderlin’s Joe Hurlburt who’s quickly becoming the highest recruited basketball player in state history. But, the depth of the division this year will make for some exciting hoops this winter.
The only North Dakota high school state champion crowned in basketball last year came in Class B girls hoops with Langdon-Edmore-Munich winning it all. I think the Cardinals will still be a contender this year, but I feel like last year’s runner-up might be the favorite. I also think the sting of missing out on last year’s state tournament has a loaded Kindred squad champing at the bit to hit the floor. There’s some outstanding individual talent in Class B girls hoops this year and I had a hard time narrowing down my list of ten for players to watch.
There’s probably still an unsettling feeling for Jamestown, Sheyenne, Bismarck and Davies after they reached the final four last year only to have the tournament get called off the day of the semifinal round due to COVID-19. The good news is that those four teams should all be right in the mix again this winter. Find out how I ranked the teams and check out my players to watch for the 2020-21 season.