The Univeristy of Sioux Falls Cougar Men's Basketball season officially came to a close Monday night, after the team narrowly missed its chance to be selected for the Central Region of the DII NCAA Tournament.

The Cougars, who were ranked 8th in the most recent Central region rankings, missed out on the bracket for this year's tournament.

Per the release at northernsun.org:

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The NCAA has announced the eight teams that will compete at the central region men's basketball tournament and the NSIC will have three teams continue their seasons. Northern State, MSU Moorhead and Minnesota Duluth extend their seasons with bids to the regional.  

Second seeded Northern State (24-6) will take on seventh seeded Emporia State (22-8) in the opening round, while fourth seeded MSU Moorhead (25-6) will play fifth-seeded Southern Nazarene University (25-4).  Sixth seeded Minnesota Duluth (23-9) will take on third seeded Central Oklahoma (26-5) in the opening round, hosted by Northwest Missouri State. 

Here is a visual of the Central Region Bracket:

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USF finishes the season with an overall record of 19-11, which included a 13-9 mark in conference play.

Source: Northern Sun

Ten Most Disappointing Minnesota Sports Seasons

The 2021 Minnesota Twins entered the season with high expectations, but unfortunately, they've made the list of most disappointing Minnesota teams of all time.

Disappointment is a common feeling for Minnesota sports fans as the years continue. Following the NBA Championship win for Milwaukee, SportsCenter was quick to point out that Minnesota has the current longest streak of seasons without a championship appearance in the four major sports (MLB/NBA/NFL/NHL). The Minnesota Lynx also chimed in on the stat after claiming four championships since 2011.

The ten teams that are on this list all follow a similar pattern. The year prior was either a great season with a playoff run or one that featured a strong core of players that appeared to have taken the next step. Offseason/preseason expectations were high with even Las Vegas oddsmakers believing in a deep run. Unfortunately, those preseason expectations fell short for the following teams. None of the teams listed below made the playoffs.