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Midwestern State Men and Women Make NCAA Tournament

 Midwestern State earned the No. 3 seed in the 2015 South Central Regional field released Sunday night the by NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Committee.

The Mustangs (23-6) will battle the No. 6-seeded Colorado Christian (18-13) Friday at the First United Bank Center on the campus of West Texas A&M in Canyon.

Tipoff times, schedule and ticket information will be released early in the week.

Defending region champion and national runner-up West Texas A&M plays host to the tournament. The Lady Buffs take on Cameron (15-11) in the opening round.

Other first-round matchups include Colorado-Colorado Springs (23-6) against Colorado State-Pueblo (18-11) and Colorado Mesa (23-5) versus Arkansas-Fort Smith (20-8).

Midwestern State is making its third consecutive NCAA postseason appearance and fifth overall. The Mustangs advanced to the regional finals in 2013.

2015 NCAA Division II South Central Region Tournament

First Round

Friday, March 13

West Texas A&M (27-2) vs. Cameron (15-11), TBA

Colorado Mesa (23-5) vs.Arkansas-Fort Smith (20-8), TBA

Colorado-Colorado Springs (24-6) vs. Colorado State-Pueblo (18-11), TBA

Midwestern State (23-6) vs. Colorado Christian (18-13), TBA

Semifinals

Saturday, March 14

WTAMU/CU winner vs. CMU/UAFS winner, TBA

UCCS/CSUP winner vs. MSU/CCU winner, TBA

Championship

Monday, March 16
Semifinal winners, TBA

 Midwestern State received an at-large bid for their 10th NCAA Division II South Central Regional Tournament appearance as announced by the Men's Basketball Championship Committee Sunday night.

The Mustangs finished third in the Lone Star Conference before falling in the quarterfinal round of the LSC Postseason Tournament. MSU (21-8) won 20 games for the seventh consecutive season and will be making its seventh straight tournament showing.

The 7th-seeded Mustangs take on second-seeded Metropolitan State (Colo.) Saturday at Wisdom Gym on the campus of Tarleton State in Stephenville.

Other first round games include: No. 1-seed Tarleton State (27-3) against No. 8 St. Mary's (Texas) (20-9), No. 4 Colorado-Colorado Springs (26-5) versus No. 5 Colorado Mines (23-4) and No. 3 Texas A&M-Commerce against No. 6 Angelo State (Texas).

The South Central Region champion advances to face the Southeast Region titlist in the Elite Eight on March 25 at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind.

Tournament ticket and schedule time information will be released early this week.

2015 NCAA Division II South Central Region Tournament
First Round
Saturday, March 14
Tarleton State (27-3) vs. St. Mary's (Texas) (20-9)
Colorado-Colorado Springs (26-5) vs. Colorado Mines (23-4)
Metropolitan State-Denver (Colo.) (26-5) vs. Midwestern State (21-8)
Texas A&M-Commerce (24-7) vs. Angelo State (Texas) (26-5)
Semifinals
Sunday, March 15
TSU/STMU winner vs. UCCS/CSM winner, TBA
MSUD/MSU winner vs. TAMUC/ASU winner, TBA
Championship
Monday, March 17
Semifinal winners, TBA


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