MSU Women’s Basketball picked to finish sixth in NSIC Preseason Coaches’ Poll

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The Minnesota State women’s basketball team has been tabbed to finish sixth in the NSIC Coaches’ Poll.

The Mavericks received two first place votes and a total of 146 points to be slotted sixth in the poll. Minnesota State was also picked to finish fourth in the south division garnering one first place vote and 32 total points.

Winona State was picked to finish first in the NSIC with seven first place votes and 201 total points. The Warriors also hold the top spot in the South Division with 42 points and three first place votes. Northern State was placed second in the NSIC with 200 points and three first place votes while Augustana rounded out the top three with 195 total points and four first place votes.

Senior Britney Scherber was named MSU’s player to watch this season. Last season, Scherber was named to the All-NSIC Second Team after averaging a team-high 14.0 points per game and contributing a team-best 54 assists. Additionally, Scherber reached 20 points in eight games last season including a season-high 26 points against both Augustana and Upper Iowa.

The Mavericks open exhibition play on the road at Marquette on Sunday, Nov. 6. Minnesota State begins its regular season schedule hosting Missouri Western State on Nov. 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Overall Points
1. Winona State (7) 201
2. Northern State (3) 200
3. Augustana (4) 195
4. Wayne State 183
5. MSU Moorhead 163
6. Minnesota State (2) 146
7. Concordia-St. Paul 140
8. St. Cloud State 124
9. Sioux Falls 108
10. Minnesota Duluth 107
11. Minnesota Crookston 98
12. University of Mary 93
13. Minot State 57
14. Bemidji State 56
15. SMSU 26
16. Upper Iowa 23
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South Division Points

1. Winona State (3) 42
2. Augustana (2) 40
3. Wayne State (2) 38
4. Minnesota State (1) 32
5. Concordia-St. Paul 28
6. Sioux Falls 24
7. Upper Iowa 11


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