Winona State's players celebrate and cheer during Saturday's game at McCown Gymnasium.

The Winona State University women’s basketball team lost in its regular-season home finale on Saturday, but the Warriors will get one more chance to end the home schedule on a good note.

The Warriors women will host Minot State at 6 p.m. Wednesday in McCown Gymnasium.

Winona State (14-12, 12-10 NSIC) earned a No. 4 seed in the south division while the Beavers finished fifth in the north division.

In a Feb. 8 contest, the Warriors defeated the Beavers 84-46 at home.

Meanwhile, the Winona State men will travel to Duluth for a 7:30 p.m. Wednesday first-round game against UM-Duluth.

The Warriors (12-16, 9-13) are seeded sixth in the south division while the Bulldogs third in the NSIC North. The Warriors beat the Bulldogs 65-53 on Feb. 1 in Duluth.

Winona State defeated MSU Mankato 84-56 on Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

The winner of the game faces the winner of N7 UM-Crookston and S2 Augustana.

All first-round games are played on campus sites while the quarterfinals, semifinals and championship game are played at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.

Both the women’s and men’s title games are March 5. Winners of the tournament will receive an automatic bid in the NCAA Division II Tournament.

To see the full list of the first-round games, see page B2.

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