Minnesota State's 4-1 loss to Alaska-Anchorage on Saturday night, coupled with Denver's 3-2 win over St. Cloud State set up a matchup between the Mavericks and the Pioneers in next week's first round of the WCHA playoffs.
Here are all of the first-round series (high seeds host):
1-North Dakota vs. 12-Michigan Tech
2-Denver vs. 11-Minnesota State
3-Nebraska-Omaha vs. 10-Bemidji State
4-Minnesota Duluth vs. 9-St. Cloud State
5-Minnesota vs. 8-Alaska-Anchorage
6-Colorado College vs. 7-Wisconsin
Winners will advance to the WCHA Final Five March 17-19 in St. Paul.