Women's Basketball Records

MIAC Playoff History

*Through 2021-22 Season


The six-team MIAC Tournament was initiated in 2001 for the 2000-01 season. Every year there is a fierce battle during the regular season to see not only who can win the MIAC title, but also who can finish among the top six in the league and qualify for the tournament. The winner of the MIAC Playoff receives an automatic berth into the NCAA Divison III National Tournament.
2000-01          
Quarterfinal St. Benedict 84 St. Mary's 64 at St. Benedict
Quarterfinal Concordia 61 Gustavus 58 at Concordia
Semifinal Carleton 85 St. Benedict 75 at Carleton
Semifinal St. Thomas 71 Concordia 57 at St. Thomas
Final Carleton 61 St. Thomas 58 at St. Thomas
*Carleton went on to lose at Nebraska Wesleyan 73-51 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. St. Thomas defeated Claremont-Mudd Scripts 69-59 at home in the first round. St. Thomas then defeated George Fox (OR) on the road 64-52 to advance to the Sweet 16. St. Thomas lost to Washington University (MO) 65-58 in the Round of 16.
2001-02          
Quarterfinal Carleton 71 St. Olaf 48 at Carleton
Quarterfinal Gustavus 78 St. Mary's 57 at Gustavus
Semifinal St. Benedict 60 Gustavus 58 at St. Benedict
Semifinal Carleton 71 St. Thomas 62 at St. Thomas
Final Carleton 79 St. Benedict 63 at St. Benedict
*Carleton went on to defeat Wartburg 71-61 at home in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Carleton then lost at Chapman 87-74 in the second round. St. Benedict defeated UW-Stout at home in the first round. St. Benedict then was defeated by Pacific Lutheran 60-54 on the road.
2002-03          
Quarterfinal St. Mary's 59 St. Thomas 74 at St. Thomas
Quarterfinal Concordia 57 St. Benedict 74 at St. Benedict
Semifinal St. Thomas 48 Carleton 68 at Carleton
Semifinal St. Benedict 62 Gustavus 67 at Gustavus
Final Gustavus 54 Carleton 67 at Carleton
* Gustavus went on to defeat Loras 67-59 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Gustavus then lost at Pacific Lutheran 68-54 in the second round. Carleton lost to St. Norbert 60-47 in the second round of the tournament at home after receiving a first round bye.
 
2003-04          
Quarterfinal St. Thomas 71 Gustavus 79 at Gustavus
Quarterfinal St. Mary's 65 Concordia 73 at Concordia
Semifinal Gustavus 52 Carleton 55 at Carleton
Semifinal Concordia 73 St. Benedict 70 at St. Benedict
Final Concordia 40 Carleton 62 at Carleton
* Carleton went on to defeat Lakeland (WI) 58-42 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Carleton then lost at Buena Vista 69-61 in the second round.
2004-05          
Quarterfinal St. Thomas 62 St. Benedict 74 at St. Benedict
Quarterfinal Gustavus 67 St. Mary's 77 at St. Mary's
Semifinal St. Mary's 51 Carleton 67 at Carleton
Semifinal St. Benedict 77 Concordia 73 at Concordia
Final St. Benedict 77 Carleton 74 at Carleton
* St. Ben's then went on and defeated Simpson 80-63 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. St. Ben's defeated Buena Vista 77-71 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. In the Sweet Sixteen St. Ben's lost to George Fox 69-74.
2005-06          
Quarterfinal Bethel 52 Gustavus 62 at Gustavus
Quarterfinal Hamline 62 Carleton 69 at Carleton
Semifinal Carleton 74 St. Benedict 73 at St. Benedict
Semifinal Gustavus 55 Concordia 63 at Concordia
Final Carleton 56 Concordia 65 at Concordia
* Concordia and St. Ben's advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Concordia fell to UW-Stout 61-37, while St. Ben's fell to Simpson 73-70 in NCAA first round games played at Simpson.
2006-07          
Quarterfinal St. Thomas 56 Carleton 64 at Carleton
Quarterfinal St. Catherine 72 Concordia 80 at Concordia
Semifinal Carleton 50 St. Benedict 74 at St. Benedict
Semifinal Concordia 52 Gustavus 63 at Gustavus
Final Gustavus 54 St. Benedict 56 at St. Benedict
* Gustavus and St. Ben's advanced to the NCAA Tournament. St. Ben's fell to Wheaton of Illinois, 79-75 (2OT) in a first round game played at UW-Stout while Gustavus fell to George Fox 61-47 in an NCAA first round game played at George Fox.
2007-08          
Quarterfinal Hamline 66 Gustavus 79 at Gustavus
Quarterfinal Concordia 61 Carleton 62 at Carleton
Semifinal Gustavus 61 St. Thomas 77 at St. Thomas
Semifinal Carleton 64 St. Benedict 60 at St. Benedict
Final Carleton 53 St. Thomas 50 at St. Thomas
* Gustavus, St. Thomas, and Carleton advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Carleton fell to UW-Eau Claire, 61-52 at Simpson in the first round while St. Thomas fell to Chicago, 62-59 in a first round game played at UW-Stevens Point. Gustavus was defeated by Simpson, 73-64 in the first round.
2008-09          
Quarterfinal Bethel 75 Gustavus 59 at Gustavus
Quarterfinal Hamline 64 St. Thomas 67 at St. Thomas
Semifinal Bethel 61 St. Benedict 66 at St. Benedict
Semifinal St. Thomas 61 Concordia 70 at Concordia
Final Concordia 48 St. Benedict 57 at St. Benedict
* St. Benedict and Concordia advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Concordia fell to Concordia (Wisc.) 72-76 in the first round while St. Benedict defeat Ripon College 55-42 in the first round and UW-Whitewater 67-59 in the second round. There were defeated by Washington University 43-56 in the Sweet Sixteen round.
2009-10          
Quarterfinal St. Catherine 79 Concordia 65 at Concordia
Quarterfinal St. Thomas 60 Macalester 52 at Macalester
Semifinal St. Thomas 63 Gustavus 60 at Gustavus
Semifinal St. Catherine 61 St. Benedict 69 OT at St. Benedict
Final St. Thomas 65 St. Benedict 62 OT at St. Benedict
* St. Thomas advanced to the NCAA Tournament where they were defeated by UW-Whitewater 91-73 in the first round.
2010-11          
Quarterfinal Bethel 63 Gustavus 67 at Gustavus
Semifinal Gustavus 48 St. Thomas 50 at St. Thomas
* Concordia picked off No. 1 seet St. Thomas 71-61 in the MIAC Playoff Championship to earn a berth into the NCAA Tournament. Simpson defeated Concordia 59-56 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
2011-12          
Quarterfinal Conordia 55 Bethel 50 at Concordia
Quarterfinal Saint Mary's 55 St. Olaf 52 at St.Olaf
Semifinal St. Thomas 58 Saint Mary's 45 at St. Thomas
Semifinal Gustavus 61 Concordia 49 at Gustavus
Final St. Thomas 66 Gustavus 54 at St. Thomas
* St. Thomas earned the MIAC's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament, the only conference team to do so. The Tommies defeated Martin Luther (71-58), Coe (51-45), Tufts (50-47), and Calvin (83-72) before falling to Illinois Wesleyan in the NCAA DIII Women's Final Four by the score of 67-53.
2012-13          
Quarterfinal Gustavus 69 Saint Mary's 76 at Saint Mary's
Quarterfinal Hamline 79 Saint Benedict 86 at Saint Benedict
Semifinal Saint Benedict 48 Concordia 64 at Concordia
Semifinal Saint Mary's 60 St. Thomas 69 at St. Thomas
Final St. Thomas 58 Concordia 50 at Concordia
* St. Thomas earned the MIAC's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament,where it defeated Calvin 64-62 in the first round and Cornell 53-52 in the second round before falling to Hope 71-61 in the round of 16.
2013-14          
Quarterfinal Gustavus 51 St. Thomas 66 at St. Thomas
Quarterfinal St. Olaf 55 Bethel 68 at Bethel
Semifinal Saint Mary's 94 Bethel 63 at Saint Mary's
Semifinal St. Thomas 71 Concordia 56 at Concordia
Final St. Thomas 71 Saint Mary's 58 at Saint Mary's
* St. Thomas earned the MIAC's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament, while Saint Mary's and Concordia both earned at-large bids. In the opening round of the NCAA Tournament,St. Thomas defeated Loras 52-49, Concordia fell to UW-Whitewater 79-72, and Saint Mary's fell to UW-Oshkosh 71-61. St. Thomas was defeated in the second round by UW-Whitewater 87-78.
 
2014-15          
Quarterfinal Gustavus 58 Saint Mary's 90 at Saint Mary's
Quarterfinal Augsburg 56 Concordia 50 at Concordia
Semifinal Augsburg 39 St. Thomas 63 at St. Thomas
Semifinal Saint Mary's 56 Bethel 72 at Bethel
Final Bethel 51 St. Thomas 65 at St. Thomas
* St. Thomas earned the MIAC's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament, while Saint Mary's and Concordia both earned at-large bids. In the opening round of the NCAA Tournament,St. Thomas defeated Loras 52-49, Concordia fell to UW-Whitewater 79-72, and Saint Mary's fell to UW-Oshkosh 71-61. St. Thomas was defeated in the second round by UW-Whitewater 87-78.          
 
2015-16          
Quarterfinal Gustavus 65 Saint Benedict 40 at Gustavus
Quarterfinal Concordia 85 Bethel 76 at Concordia
Semifinal St. Thomas 69 Concordia 48 at St. Thomas
Semifinal Saint Mary's 78 Gustavus 70 at Saint Mary's
Final St. Thomas 77 Saint Mary's 65 at St. Thomas
* St. Thomas earned the MIAC's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. In the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, St. Thomas defeated Loras 76-68 and took down UW-River Falls 67-46 in the second round. St. Thomas was defeated in the sectional semifinals by Wartburg 70-66.
2016-17          
Quarterfinal  Bethel 70 Augsburg 56 at Bethel
Quarterfinal Saint Benedict 53 St. Catherine 50 at Saint Benedict
Semifinal St. Thomas 75 Saint Benedict 52 at St. Thomas
Semifinal Gustavus 72 Bethel 67 at Gustavus
Championship St. Thomas 66 Gustavus 49 at St. Thomas
* St. Thomas earned the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament, while Gustavus received an at-large bid. St. Thomas topped UW-Superior, 98-56, in the first round and Chicago, 73-69, in the second round. The Tommies then topped Marymount, 62-55, in the Sweet 16, and punched a ticket to the Final Four with a 65-48 win over Whitman in the Elite Eight. UST came up short against Tufts, 60-57, in the national semifinal. Gustavus was defeated by DePauw, 67-57, in the first round. 
2017-18          
Quarterfinal Gustavus 65 St. Catherine 38 at Gustavus
Quarterfinal Saint Mary's 58 Bethel 54 at Bethel
Semifinal St. Thomas 65 Saint Mary's 44 at St. Thomas
Semifinal Gustavus 61 Saint Benedict 53 at Saint Benedict
Championship St. Thomas 62 Gustavus 56 at St. Thomas
* St. Thomas earned the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament, while Gustavus and Saint Benedict received at-large bids. The Tommies defeated Chapman, 81-51, at home in the first round and Chicago, 68-62, in the second round before falling to East Texas Baptist, 61-58, in the Sweet 16. Gustavus topped Rose-Hulman, 60-52, in the first round and UW-Whitewater, 74-60, in the second round before coming up short against Thomas More, 75-67, in the Sweet 16. Saint Ben's was defeated by George Fox, 79-63, in the opening round.
2018-19          
Quarterfinal Bethel 66 Saint Mary's 52 at Bethel
Quarterfinal Gustavus 73 Saint Benedict 43 at Saint Benedict
Semifinal St. Thomas 64 Gustavus 39 at St. Thomas
Semifinal Augsburg 79 Bethel 70 at Augsburg
Championship St. Thomas 73 Augsburg 54 at St. Thomas
* St. Thomas earned the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament. The Tommies beat Ripon at home in the first round, 88-58, and Wisconsin Lutheran at home in the second round, 67-51. St. Thomas then defeated Amherst, 61-58, at home in the Sweet 16 and Wartburg at home, 85-56, in the Elite Eight. Bowdoin defeated St. Thomas, 71-60, in the Final Four in Salem, Va.
2019-20          
Quarterfinal St. Thomas 68 St. Catherine 55 at St. Thomas
Quarterfinal Gustavus 84 Hamline 76 at Gustavus
Semifinal Bethel 70 Gustavus 62 at Bethel
Semifinal Augsburg 73 St. Thomas 61 at Augsburg
Championship Bethel 72 Augsburg 70 at Bethel

* Bethel received the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament. The Royals were topped by Bethany Lutheran, 62-58, in the opening round.

2021-22

         
First Round Saint Benedict 61 St. Scholastica 33 at Saint Benedict
First Round Carleton 56 Macalester 48 at Carleton
First Round Concordia 61 St. Catherine 44 at Concordia
First Round St. Olaf 62 Saint Mary's 57 at Saint Mary's
Quarterfinal Augsburg 67 St. Olaf 45 at Augsburg
Quarterfinal Gustavus 53 Concordia 41 at Gustavus
Quarterfinal Bethel 71 Carleton 59 at Bethel
Quarterfinal Hamline 78 Saint Benedict 61 at Hamline
Semifinal Augsburg 75 Hamline 72 at Augsburg
Semifinal Gustavus 74 Bethel 40 at Gustavus
Championship Augsburg 56 Gustavus 65 at Augsburg

* Gustavus received the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament. The Gusties were beat by Simpson 73-67 in the open round.