Coaches Select Morningside to Win GPAC Conference Crown
Morningside totaled 100 points and is the preseason coaches’ selection to win the 2018-2019 Great Plains Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Championship. The Mustangs tallied 10 first-place votes. Briar Cliff garnered the last first place vote and totaled 90 points and was picked second in the poll.
Dakota Wesleyan was picked third with 83 followed by Doane with 69 and Dordt with 56 points to round out the top five.
Morningside won the regular and postseason championships last year in the GPAC. In all, four teams (Morningside, Northwestern, Briar Cliff and Dakota Wesleyan) qualified for the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship Tournament in Sioux Falls.
The Mustangs reached the national quarterfinals before falling to Indiana Wesleyan. Morningside returns three All-Americans in 6-foot-7 junior Tyler Borchers, 6-2 senior Brody Egger and 5-10 junior Alex Borchers.
Source: Sioux City Journal