Four first round games on the men’s side kick-off of the MIAA Basketball Tournament.
#5 Northwest Missouri 66, #12 Missouri Western 46
Northwest Missouri hit 15 three-pointers as they picked up a first round victory in the MIAA Tournament. The Bearcats held Missouri Western to just 14 first half points and .350 shooting to advance to the quarterfinal round.
The career of long time Missouri Western Head Coach Tom Smith ended. Smith ends his career with 618 overall wins with 448 coming at Missouri Western.
Alex Sullivan led the Bearcats scoring 27 points and hitting eight three-pointers on the night. DeAngelo Hailey added 21 points and Matt Wallace dished out 11 assists. For the Griffons Cedric Clinkscales had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Reed Mells ad 10 points and Adarius Fulton dished a team best four assists.
The Bearcats advance to face Northeastern State at 2:15 p.m. on March 7 from Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo.
#6 Central Oklahoma 103, #11 Southwest Baptist 89