The SBU Bearcats won their 20th game of the season, routing the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats, 85-66, on a night when they honored their lone senior, All-American center Matt Rogers. Ryan Dougherty led SBU (20-9, 11-8 MIAA) with a career high 23 points including six of nine from outside. Stephen Cotten also had a career night with 16 points. Kurt Koenig added 13 points and a team high nine rebounds while Tristan Steele added 10 points. Northwest (12-14, 7-12 MIAA) was led by Girod Adams and Maciej Ustarbowski, each with 16 points.
SBU will play their final regular season contest on Saturday night in St. Joseph, when they take on Missouri Western at 7:30 p.m. SBU sits in fourth place, a half game ahead of Missouri Western and Missouri Southern. Western hosts Central Missouri on Wednesday while Southern plays at Nebraska-Omaha on Thursday. The MSSU Lions visit NWMSU on Saturday afternoon. The Bearcats (12-14, 7-12 MIAA) must beat Missouri Southern at home in Maryville Saturday and have either Emporia State beat Washburn tomorrow night, or have Emporia State lose to Washburn and Fort Hays State Saturday.