MCTC New Year’s Classic

On Dec. 29 and 30, Minneapolis Community and Technical College hosted it’s annual New Year’s Classic basketball tournament. The tournament featured the men’s and women’s teams from four schools located in Minnesota and North Dakota. Each team played two games: one on each day. Participating teams included MCTC, Rochester Community and Technical College, Mesabi Range Community and Technical College, and United Tribes Technical College, a Division II college from Bismarck, N.D. Both of Rochester’s teams and Minneapolis’ men’s team went 2-0 at the tournament. The MCTC women’s and the United Tribes women’s team went 1-1, while both Mesabi Ranges teams and the United Tribes’ men’s team went 0-2. The two wins by the men’s team were the first in their current wins streak that catapulted the team back into the national rankings, where they currently sit eighth. The women are ranked fourth-ranked.