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The Comets men's basketball team is headed to the NAIA national tournament in Sioux Falls!

The Mayville State men's basketball team brought home the 2018-19 North Star Athletic Association tournament title with a victory over Bellevue University Sunday, Feb. 24 at the NSAA Final Four in Watertown, S.D.

See more about the NSAA championship game.

With this win, the Comets earned an automatic berth in the NAIA Men's Basketball Division II National Championship at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. March 6-12.

See all the details of the national championship.

Aisle of High Fives!

Help send the team off to Sioux Falls on a high note. Gather in the lobby of the Lewy Lee Fieldhouse, where we'll form an aisle of high fives and have a chance to wish the Comets all the best in the tournament. To participate, be in the lobby of the Lewy Lee at 1:45 p.m. Monday, March 4. The team bus will depart at 2 p.m.

Game 1: Mayville State vs. Morningside

The Comet Men's Basketball team will square off against Morningside of Iowa in the first round of the national tournament. The game between the #8 seed Comets and the #1 seed Mustangs is set for a 5:45 p.m. tip-off on Thursday, March 7. 

See the championship schedule.
Sioux Falls, S.D. Travel and Visitor Information

Comet Pride Thursday!

In support of the Comets men's basketball team playing in the NAIA Division II National Championship in Sioux Falls, S.D., the Mayville State University President's Cabinet has declared Thursday, March 7 to be Comet Pride Thursday. Wear your Comet blue on this day and show your Comet Pride!

We know Comet Pride is alive in places far and wide. Take a photo and tag it to #MayvilleState, so we can share it on our social media platforms.

Need some new Comet gear? Check out what's available at the MSU Bookstore.

Game Tickets

Fans may purchase game tickets at the Pentagon on the day of the game or purchase them online in advance. All tickets are general admission. Tickets for the Comets opening round game will be available any time after 4 p.m. on March 7.

Ticket prices:

Adults $16; Students (age 6 through college with ID) $11; Seniors (65+) $11; Kids 5 and under Free

Purchase your game ticket online now. Ticketmaster fees apply.


Ride the fan bus to Sioux Falls Thursday, March 7!

A fan bus will be heading to Sioux Falls for the Comets game in the opening round of the national championship on March 7. Thanks to the generosity of a Mayville State alum, Mayville State University students will ride for free! Students must register with Leah Larson at or 701-788-4834.

Community members and other fans are invited to ride the bus, as well! Cost for community members and fans is $20 per person. Register and pre-pay by contacting Leah Larson, or 701-788-4834.

Click here to register and pay online.

Seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If you'd like to ride the bus, get registered as soon as possible. Seats are filling fast!

The bus will depart from the east side of the Lewy Lee Fieldhouse at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 7. Fans will be dropped off at the Sanford Pentagon for the game. Fans will be given one hour to attend the alumni and friends post-game social at the Blue Rock Bar & Grill before the bus picks them up for the return trip to Mayville. 


Blue Rock.jpgComet Social in Sioux Falls

All Mayville State University fans are invited to gather prior to the game, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Blue Rock Bar & Grill, which is located just down the street from the Sanford Pentagon at 4021 N Bobhalla Dr., Sioux Falls, S.D.  57107. This will be a great time to unite as Comet Nation, enjoy refreshments, and rally around the Comets. People will be on their own to order from the menu during the pre-game festivities.

The MSU Alumni Association will host a social for all Mayville State fans, alumni, and friends following the game, from 8 to 10 p.m., at the Blue Rock Bar & Grill. A complimentary taco bar will be provided and a cash bar will be available. Everyone is welcome!

Check out the 16-ton rock on the corner outside of the Blue Rock Bar & Grill. Gather with your friends and take photos with the rock. While you're there, don't forget to rub the rock for good luck and good will!


Watch Parties!

If you can't make it to Sioux Falls for the game on March 7, join your friends in watching it live on the big screen at the MSU Campus Center Luckasen Room! Remember, tip-off is at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, March 7. Come out and cheer for the Comets from afar!

Plans are to stream all tournament games in which the Comets play.

CAC hosting watch party too!

The Comet Athletic Club will host an opening round watch party at the Top Hat in downtown Mayville beginning at 5:30 p.m. on March 7. Watch the Comets as they take on Morningside and top the evening off with a few games of Bingo starting at about 7:30 p.m. Thursdays are the CAC's regular Bingo night at the Top Hat. Watching the game will be an added bonus!

T-shirt design Back2Back Champs.jpgConference Tourney Champion Shirt!

Show your Comet pride sporting the NSAA back-to-back conference tournament champions T-shirt! A limited number of shirts are available for sale at the MSU Bookstore.

Click here to purchase your T-shirt online now.

Would you like to help defray expenses associated with the appearance of the Comets at the national tournament?

Travel and other costs associated with attending a national tournament add up. Please consider a gift to help offset some of these expenses.

Make a gift online now.