Here are the matchups for this weekend's best-of-three WCHA first-round playoff series:
12-Alaska Anchorage at 1-Minnesota
11-Minnesota State at 2-Minnesota Duluth
10-Wisconsin at 3-Denver
9-Bemidji State at 4-North Dakota
8-Michigan Tech at 5-Colorado College
7-Nebraska Omaha at 6-St. Cloud State
Games will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday (if necessary) with the series winners advancing to the WCHA Final Five March 15-17 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Minnesota State has not won a first-round series since 2002-03. The Mavericks have played a third game four times ('04, '06, '08, '10), including 2004 at Duluth. Do you think they have a shot at an upset? Answer the poll to the right.