Blue Knights Win Third Straight NJCAA DII Region 13 Championship

DCTC edges past Dakota College at Bottineau 104–99  in OT

Dakota County Technical College basketball defeated the Dakota College at Bottineau Jacks (19–12) 104–99 in overtime Sunday, March 4, 2018, to win the team’s third consecutive NJCAA Region 13 Championship and advance to the NJCAA DII District VII championship game. The Blue Knights retained the regional title at home at the Inver Hills Community College Activities building gym in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota.

The Knights were District VII champions in 2017, besting the Central Community College-Columbus Raiders 68–65. DCTC also took home the district title in 2016, rolling over the Southeast Community College Storm 93–76.

DCTC (21–8) plays the CCC Raiders (15–16) in a rematch at home in the Inver gym Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m. to determine this year’s District VII champion. The Raiders won the NJCAA Region 9 Championship, beating Southeast 98–90. The winner of Saturday’s game goes on to the 2017–18 NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship March 20–24, 2018, at the Mary Miller Center in Danville, Illinois.

Head Coach Kelly Boe reported that the Blue Knights had to reach deep to defeat a very good North Dakota squad. (For game details, see the Box Score.)

“Dakota Bottineau played a tough game,” Boe said. “Our team responded in overtime and made enough plays to win the game. We are looking forward to another challenge this weekend playing Central Nebraska for the District VII title.”

WHAT: NJCAA DII District VII Championship

WHO: DCTC Blue Knights vs CCC Raiders

WHEN: Saturday, March 10, 2018 • 2 p.m.

WHERE: Activities Building Gym
Inver Hills Community College

2500 80th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

DCTC vs Dakota Bottineau game gallery

Kelly Boe named NJCAA DII Region 13 2018 Coach of the Year

Coach Kelly Boe and President Tim Wynes

Coach Kelly Boe and President Tim Wynes

DCTC vs Dakota Bottineau game gallery

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Kelly Boe
Head Basketball Coach