2023 MN Basketball Game of the Year Candidates

 Our Game of the Year is St. Michael-Albertville’s 71-70 win over Hopkins in the girls Class AAAA final. We discuss this game a little more in a separate post. The other candidates for game of the year include:

Providence girls 87 Hopkins 81, the #1 seed and Class AA state champion beating the #1 seed and Class AAAA runner-up as freshman Maddyn Greenway scored 41 points! The 2 teams combined for a season won-lost record of 58-5.

UMD women 80 Minnesota State Mankato 74 in the NSIC playoff finals. UMD finished 31-3, Mankato State 26-5, so this was a 6-point game between 2 very good teams.

UMD women 77 Southern Nazarene 76 in the NCAA quarter-finals.

Wayzata boys 75 Park Center 71 (OT) in the boys Class AAAA final. Wayzata’s 79-77 semi-final win over Lakeville North was also a very well-played, exciting game. The Park Center game is better only in the sense that it was the final.