MANKATO, Minn. — The Northeastern State University men’s basketball team ended its season in the 2013 NCAA Division II Championship first round. The RiverHawks fell 70-57 to Winona State University Saturday afternoon inside the Taylor Center.
NSU ended the year at 19-9 overall record and in its first trip to the NCAA Tourney since winning the national championship in 2003. The RiverHawks landed the No. 7 seed in the NCAA Central Regional, while the Warriors (25-7) boasted the No. 2 seed.
In his final collegiate game, senior forward Jermaine Bransford picked up his 14th career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Junior guard Bryton Hobbs led the RiverHawks with 17 points, and senior guard Ethan Anderson added 11.
Clayton Vette led Winona State with 18 points.