After claiming the MIAA Post-Season Tournament title Sunday in Kansas City, the Central Missouri Mules were named as hosts, and received the top-seed for the NCAA-II South-Central Regional. The eight-team event will tip-off at the UCM Multipurpose Building this Saturday, March 14th, with first round action.
The Mules (26-4), who jumped to sixth in the latest NCAA-II Poll , will play their first round game on Saturday night at 6 o’clock, against the Javelinas of Texas A&M-Kingsville, a squad out of the Lone Star conference with a record of 19-10.
I talked with Mules coach Kim Anderson about the mentally and physically draining weekend, plus the advantages and disadvantages of hosting an NCAA regional. One big advantage for Anderson’s squad is that they haven’t lost at home this season.
Anderson is in his 7th season at CMSU and has led the Mules to their third straight season of at least 24 wins. Enjoy my visit with coach Anderson and be sure to follow the Mules on their postseason run during the tournament .