DCTC Basketball Advances to Nationals

March 17–21, 2020 • Mary Miller Center • Danville, Illinois

The men’s basketball team at Dakota County Technical College has advanced to the 2019–20 NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship. The tournament takes place March 17–21, 2020, at the Mary Miller Center in Danville, Illinois.

The Blue Knights (21–10) advanced to the nationals by defeating Bay College (20–10) 82–71 February 26 in the East Sub-Region XIII Championship. DCTC next beat United Tribes Technical College (17–13) 85–71 March 1 in the Region XIII Championship.

The team went on to win the NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball North District Playoff March 7, rolling past Central Community College–Columbus (20–11) 71–59. All three postseason match-ups were away games.

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Peter Olafeso is in his first season as interim head coach of the Blue Knights men’s basketball team. Coach Olafeso served as the team’s assistant coach for three years. He started his coaching career at Park High School as a freshman and assistant varsity coach.

Prior to his coaching career, Peter Olafeso was an outstanding basketball player at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) and Concordia University, St. Paul. At MCTC, he was an All-Conference, All-State, All-Region and All-Tournament performer, and a key member of the 33–2 national runner-up team.

At Concordia, Olafeso was named Newcomer of the Year; he also made the All-Conference Team twice. Olafeso went on to play in the American Basketball League (ABL) as a shooting guard with the Emerald Coast Knights.

The bracket for the 2019–20 NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship is yet to be determined. The tournament’s first round takes place Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17 and 18, 2020. The quarterfinals will be held Thursday, March 18, the semifinals Friday, March 20. The championship game is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. CT.

Interim Head Coach Olafeso

Blue Knights basketball on DCTC Flickr

vs Bethany Lutheran College JV

vs Bay College (regular season)

vs Iowa Lakes Community College

Learn more about NJCAA athletics at DCTC by visiting GoBlueKnights.com or contacting:

Marki Struensee
Athletic Coordinator & Academic and Financial Aid Advisor

Learn more about NJCAA DII basketball at DCTC by contacting:

Peter Olafeso
Interim Head Basketball Coach