Indianapolis – The Northern State University men's basketball team will head to the NCAA Central Region Tournament for the second straight season. The men earned the No. 2 seed and will hit the road to Maryville, Mo, as Northwest Missouri State earned the No. 1 seed. The Central Region will take place March 16 (four games), March 17 (two games) and March 19 (regional final) in Bearcat Arena.
Northern earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Central Region Tournament after winning the NSIC/Sanford Health Conference Tournament. The Wolves will face off against No. 7 Southeastern Oklahoma at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. The Wolves are currently 26-6, while Southeastern is 22-7.
Tickets for the regional can be purchased online HERE starting at 10 p.m. Sunday evening. All seating for the regional will be general admission. Fans can purchase single session tickets in person at the Cashiering office. The Cashiering office, located on the first floor of the Administration Building, will be open until from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets early.
Single session tickets can be purchased for $12 each for adults and $7 for students. Children 2 and under are free per NCAA policy. The ticket office will open 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to the start of each session.
NCAA Central Region Schedule
Saturday, March 16
Noon: No. 3 Washburn vs. No. 6 Missouri Southern (Session 1)
2:30 p.m.: No. 2 Northern State vs. No. 7 Southeastern Oklahoma State (Session 1)
6 p.m.: No. 1 Northwest Missouri vs. No. 8 Minnesota State, Mankato (Session 2)
8:30 p.m.: No. 4 St. Cloud State vs. No. 5 Southern Nazarene (Session 2)
Sunday, March 17
5 p.m.: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
7:30 p.m.: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4
Tuesday, March 18
7 p.m.: Regional Championship Game