Frontier Conference announces men’s basketball playoffs; Carroll College gets No. 1 seed

WHITEFISH — The Frontier Conference announced the seedings and matchups for the 2019 men’s basketball playoffs Saturday.

Carroll College (24-6 overall, 13-5 conference) and Lewis-Clark State (24-6, 13-5) tied at the top of the league standings, but Carroll College won the tiebreaker, giving the Saints the No. 1 seed and first-round bye in the playoffs.

Second-seeded Lewis-Clark will host No. 7 Montana Western (9-20, 3-15) in the first round. Third-seeded Rocky Mountain College (19-11, 10-8) will host No. 6 Montana Tech (16-14, 6-12), and No. 4 Montana State-Northern (17-13, 9-9) will host No. 5 Providence (18-11, 9-9) in the other first-round matchups.

All playoff games are scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m. local time. The full schedule is below.

Frontier Conference men’s basketball playoffs

Wednesday, Feb. 27, quarterfinals

No. 2 Lewis-Clark State 94, No. 7 Montana Western 74
No. 6 Montana Tech 70, No. 3 Rocky Mountain College 59
No. 4 Montana State-Northern 101, No. 5 Providence 93

Saturday, March 2, semifinals

No. 6 Montana Tech at No. 1 Carroll College
No. 4 Montana State-Northern at No. 2 Lewis-Clark State

Tuesday, March 5, championship

Lowest remaining seed at highest remaining seed

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