- Associated Press - Friday, March 11, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Three more college basketball teams from the Dakotas have advanced past the opening round of the NAIA Division II men’s and women’s national championship tournaments.

The Valley City State men’s team beat Tennessee Wesleyan 65-64, the Dakota Wesleyan men’s team defeated Indiana Tech 93-89 in overtime, and the Mount Marty women’s team downed Purdue Calumet 73-69. The Dickinson State women lost to Indiana Wesleyan 68-58.

In earlier opening round action, the Dakota Wesleyan women’s team also advanced, while the Jamestown women’s team and the Dakota State men’s team were knocked out.

The men’s tournament is in Point Lookout, Missouri, and the women’s tournament is in Sioux City, Iowa. They run through Tuesday.

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