Northern earns four seed at NCAA Central Region Tournament

INDIANAPOLIS ( – The NCAA has announced the eight teams that will compete at the central region men’s basketball tournament and the NSIC will have Northern State continue its season. The tournament will take place March 14-15, 17 in Maryville, Missouri with game times announced later this week.

Northern State (26-6) earned the fourth seed in the tournament and will take on the fifth seed of Missouri Southern State (23-7) out of the MIAA in the first round.

NSU (NSIC), Northwest Missouri State (MIAA) and Henderson State (GAC) each earned automatic bids to the NCAA Central Region Tournament with their conference tournament championships. The NSIC, the Great American Conference (GAC) and the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) make up the NCAA Central Region.

The NCAA Elite Eight quarterfinals and semifinals will take place on March 26 & 28 at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. The NCAA Division II National Championship will be played on Sunday, April 5 in Atlanta, Georgia.