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Frontier Conference announces schedule for basketball playoffs

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Posted at 9:04 AM, Feb 22, 2021

WHITEFISH -- The Providence men and Carroll College women are the No. 1 seeds for the Frontier Conference basketball playoffs, which begin Thursday with first-round games.

Providence's men finished with a 15-2 record in Frontier play to clinch the league's regular-season title. Carroll College (13-5 conference) is the second seed in the men's bracket, followed by Montana Tech (12-8), MSU-Northern (6-11), Montana Western (6-12) and Rocky Mountain College (1-15). Both Providence and Carroll receive first-round byes in the playoffs.

The Carroll women clinched the regular-season Frontier title with a 13-1 mark in league play. Providence was second with a 9-4 conference record. Both the Saints and Argos will receive first-round byes in the playoffs. Montana Western (12-8 conference) is the third seed, followed by MSU-Northern (5-10), Montana Tech (5-13) and Rocky Mountain College (1-9).

The playoffs begin on Thursday for both the men and women, with the semifinals scheduled for Saturday. The women's championship is Monday, March 1, and the men's championship is Tuesday, March 2. The higher seed will host every game.

The men's bracket opens with No. 6-seeded Rocky Mountain College traveling to No. 3 Montana Tech and fifth-seeded Montana Western visiting No. 4 MSU-Northern. In the women's bracket, No. 6 Rocky will play at No. 3 Western, and No. 5 Tech will travel to No. 4 Northern. All women's playoff games will tip off at 5 p.m. and men's games at 7 p.m.

The full schedule for both the men's and women's Frontier Conference basketball playoffs is below.

Frontier Conference men's basketball playoffs

No. 1 – University of Providence (15-2 conference, 15-2 overall)
No. 2 – Carroll College (13-5, 16-6)
No. 3 – Montana Tech (12-8, 12-10)
No. 4 – MSU-Northern (6-11, 7-11)
No. 5 – Montana Western (6-12, 7-12)
No. 6 - Rocky Mountain College (1-15, 1-16)

First round, Thursday

No. 6 Rocky Mountain at No. 3 Montana Tech
No. 5 Montana Western at No. 4 MSU-Northern

Semifinals, Saturday

Lowest remaining seed at No. 1 University of Providence
Highest remaining seed at No. 2 Carroll College

Championship, Tuesday, March 2

Lowest remaining seed at highest remaining seed

Frontier Conference women's basketball playoffs

No. 1 – Carroll College (13-1 conference, 19-2 overall)
No. 2 – University of Providence (9-4, 9-4)
No. 3 – Montana Western (12-8, 14-8)
No. 4 – MSU-Northern (5-10, 6-13)
No. 5 – Montana Tech (5-13, 5-13)
No. 6 - Rocky Mountain College (1-9, 1-11)

First round, Thursday

No. 6 Rocky Mountain at No. 3 Montana Western
No. 5 Montana Tech at No. 4 MSU-Northern

Semifinals, Saturday

Lowest remaining seed at No. 1 Carroll College
Highest remaining seed at No. 2 University of Providence

Championship, Monday, March 1

Lowest remaining seed at highest remaining seed