David Moe, fifth-year head coach for the Dakota State University Trojan, announced the 2021-22 schedule. The Trojans are scheduled to compete in five tournaments as well as 10 home contests at DSU Fieldhouse. DSU will be facing eight teams that qualified for the national tournament in 2021.

DSU is coming off a historic season after recording the most victories in school history (27) and the most consecutive wins (23). The Trojans swept the North Star Athletic Association regular-season and tournament titles and advanced to the national quarterfinals before falling to Thomas More (Ky.).

DSU kicks off the season on Oct. 22, visiting Briar Cliff (Iowa). The Trojans play their home opener on Oct. 26 vs. in-state rival Mount Marty.

DSU heads to Dubuque, Iowa, for the Holiday Inn Express Tip-off Classic against national tournament qualifier Clarke (Iowa) on Oct. 29 and William Penn (Iowa) on Oct. 30.

After a contest at Dordt (Iowa) on Nov. 2, the Trojans return to Seward, Neb., to compete in the Cattle Classic for the second straight year. DSU takes on Taylor (Ind.) on Nov. 5 and host-team Concordia (Neb.), who qualified for the national tournament last season, on Nov. 6.

DSU faces a pair of last year’s national tournament qualifiers from Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference teams in the Viterbo (Wis.) Classic — Saint Xavier (Ill.) on Nov. 12 and Saint Francis (Ill.) on Nov. 13.

The annual Dakota Clash was hosted by DSU last season and this year will be hosted by Mayville State (N.D.) on Nov. 19-20. The Trojans play Valley City State (N.D.) on Nov. 19 and the Mayville Comets on Nov. 20.

DSU returns home on Nov. 23 to kick off the three-game home stand vs, NAIA national qualifier Grand View (Iowa).

The 14-game NSAA basketball schedule is slated to start on Dec. 4 as DSU hosts Bellevue (Neb.). The Trojans conclude their home stand on Dec. 16 vs. Northwestern (Iowa), who also qualified for the national tournament last March.

After playing Mount Marty on Dec. 17, DSU travels to Chandler, Ariz., for the Cactus Classic against a pair of national tournament qualifiers from the Frontier Conference.

The Trojans play Montana Western on Dec. 21 and Providence (Mont.), in a rematch from last year’s NAIA Women’s Basketball Tournament Opening Round’s championship game in Omaha, Neb., on Dec. 22.

DSU returns to the Midwest region to play its remaining schedule against members of the NSAA. The Trojans play home and away contests with Valley City State (N.D.), Dickinson State (N.D.), Mayville State, Presentation (S.D.), Viterbo (Wis.) and Waldorf (Iowa).

DSU will play a season-high four-game home stand on two straight weekends (Jan. 14-15 and Jan. 21-22). The Trojans wrap up their home schedule on Feb. 11-12.

The top six teams in the NSAA basketball postseason tournament will qualify for the postseason tournament. The top two seeds will receive a bye in the opening round, which is scheduled for Feb. 22, and will advance to the semifinal round.

The NSAA Basketball Final Four tournament returns to Civic Arena in Watertown with the semifinal round on Feb. 26, followed by the championship game on Feb. 27.

The NSAA women’s basketball postseason tournament will receive an automatic bid to the NAIA National Tournament Opening Round on March 11-12. The winner of the opening round advances to the final site of the national tournament at Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa, from March 17-22.