Northwestern Missouri University Bearcats faced off against Northern State University Wolves last night, winning the NCAA Division II Central Region Championship 91-86 in overtime at Wachs Arena. The Bearcats will advance into the Elite Eight March 24-27 in Evansville, Indiana.
Trevor Hudgins, the MIAA player of the year, scored a team-high 29 points. Regional’s Most Outstanding Player, Byron Alexander, scored 21 points, and Ryan Hawkins had 19 points with nine rebounds. All three were named to the All-Region Tournament team.