The Pirates earned the No. 3 seed for the upcoming Section 8AA North Tournament and will face No. 6 Bagley in the first round Thursday at Crookston. The opening tip is set for 7 p.m.
Crookston, 11-14 this season, lost to Bagley 58-52 on Dec. 18 in Bagley in the only meeting between the two rivals this season.
The Pirates were in position to take the No. 2 seed but finished the regular season with four straight losses by an average of 3.75 points a piece.
The winner of Thursday's game will face the winner of No. 2 Warroad and No. 7 Roseau Saturday at Bemidji State at 2:45 p.m.
Crosby-Ironton earned the top seed in the North half, while Hawley is the top team in the South.