Rashad Satahoo is one of six seniors who return this season for the VCSU men's basketball team.
Rashad Satahoo is one of six seniors who return this season for the VCSU men's basketball team.
Men's Basketball - Wed, Jul. 12, 2017

The Valley City State University men's basketball team will begin the season with a five-game homestand head coach Ryan Montgomery announced today with the release of the 2017-18 schedule.

The Vikings open the season Sunday, Oct. 15, by hosting Brandon University. It is the first of five straight home games to start the season, including dates with Minot State, Peru State, Dordt College and Northwestern College.

View 2017-18 Schedule

Valley City State is scheduled to play 16 games at home this season. The Vikings will host Concordia College-Moorhead on Dec. 5 and rival University of Jamestown on Dec. 15.

VCSU travels to Montana State University-Northern and Tabor College (Kan.) for tournaments in November and December. The Vikings also play road games at NCAA Division II schools Minot State University and Bemidji State University.

The 2017-18 schedule includes 10 non-conference games in October and November to start the season before conference play begins Dec. 1 at Dickinson State. The North Star Athletic Association 16-game conference schedule includes home and away games with the other eight NSAA institutions.

The Vikings are scheduled to play four games against teams ranked No. 12 or higher in last year's final NAIA Top 25 Poll (Bellevue University 2x, Tabor College, Northwestern College). Valley City State University is coming off a 16-15 overall record last season – Montgomery's first as head coach. The Vikings will have six seniors this season and return their top three leading scorers from last year's squad that finished fifth in the NSAA standings.

Valley City State University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and a conference member of the North Star Athletic Association. VCSU will once again produce a live HD video broadcast for all home games, which can be viewed for free at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/vcsu/. KOVC radio is once again the official radio home for Viking Basketball and will air the majority of the games live on KOVC 1490-AM and www.newsdakota.com