The MSU men's basketball received an at-large bid to the NCAA D-II national tournament.
The Mavs are the 8-seed in the Central Region and will travel to take on the top-seeded Northwest Missouri State Bearcats on Saturday at 6PM.
MSU is one of four teams from the NSIC earning a berth to the tourney.
The Mavs join Southwest Minnesota State, Northern State and St. Cloud State.
We'll have more from the purple and gold on their first round match-up later this week on KEYC News 12.