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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


Nov. 13, 2011

Bearcats open playoffs at Missouri Western

MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State Bearcats will make their eighth consecutive NCAA Division II playoff appearance as they travel to Missouri Western Saturday, Nov. 19 for a noon kickoff in a rematch of conference rivals.


The Bearcats (9-2) are the No. 5 seed in Super Region Four and play the Griffons who are the No. 4 seed and host their first ever playoff game on Saturday. The matchup will not only be a rematch from week 10, but it will also be a rematch of last year’s first round playoff game in Maryville when the Bearcats came from behind to knock off the Griffons 28-24.


The winner of Saturday’s Northwest-Missouri Western contest will travel to No. 1 seed Midwestern State who is 10-0 on the year.


Ticket information, pricing and other game information will be available later tonight.


MIAA Champion Pittsburg State (9-1) earned the No. 2 seed and a first round bye after knocking off Missouri Southern on Saturday. The other game next Saturday will feature No. 3 seed Washburn against No. 6 seed Abilene Christian. The winner will move on to the second round to face Pittsburg State in Pittsburg, Kan.

View the full NCAA DII Playoff bracket here.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468