Third-ranked, nationally, Anoka-Ramsey Community College enters the NJCAA national tournament riding a 22-game winning streak.
Last season Andover upset St. Francis in the Section 7AAAA semifinal before winning its fourth section title in program history.
The 32nd annual Minnesota Deer Classic will be held March 7-9 at the Schwan Center on the campus of the National Sports Center in Blaine.
Anoka and Andover contests are often close, no matter the sport or the situation. No. 2 seed Andover (13-12), the defending Section 7AAAA champions, held on for a 64-61 win against No. 6 seed Anoka, March 5.
Blaine led top-seed St. Francis early in the Section 7AAAA semifinal but a combination of making shots under pressure and generating turnovers at the right time helped the Saints earn a 68-54 win and a spot in the finals.