The Missouri State Bears are back in postseason for the first time since 2006-07 in the Tournament or CIT. MSU will host Middle Tennessee at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday in the 16-team event’s first round.

The Bears are 20-12 in Cuonzo Martin’s second year as head coach. Missouri State is 15-2 at JQH Arena this season and 11-1 against non-conference opponents.

Middle Tennessee is 19-13, out of the Sun Belt Conference, and have ended its season with wins in 11 of its last 13 games.

MSU season ticket holders will have until Noon on Monday to claim their seats for the CIT and purchase additional tickets. At Noon, all remaining seats go on sale to the general public at the JQH Arena or by phone at (417) 836-7678.