Feb. 22, 2012
Bearcats slip in regional rankings
MARYVILLE, Mo. – With back-to-back losses for the first time this season the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats fell to No. 7 in the South Central Regional rankings released Wednesday afternoon by the NCAA.
After a double-overtime win last week, Midwestern State vaulted over Tarleton State to take the top spot. Tarleton State slid to No. 2 after last week’s loss to the Mustangs as Arkansas Tech held steady at No. 3.
Missouri Southern jumped to No. 4. Washburn sits at No. 5 and Central Missouri moved up one spot to No. 6. After the Bearcats, Texas A&M-International holds the eighth and final spot while West Texas A&M sits at No. 9 and Incarnate Word checks in at No. 10.
The South Central Region is made up of teams from the MIAA, Lone Star Conference, Heartland Conference and Great American Conference. The winners of the MIAA, LSC and Heartland receive automatic bids to the eight-team NCAA South Central Region tournament and the remaining five seeds are filled by at-large bids based on the NCAA ranking. The newly-formed GAC does not have an automatic bid.
The NCAA Division II basketball selection shows will air Sunday, March 4, on NCAA.com. The women’s show will air at 9 p.m. and the men’s show will follow at 9:30 p.m.
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