Third seeded Missouri Western got a last second three-pointer, but came up short in an 81-80 loss to sixth seeded Arkansas Tech in the first round of the NCAA Division II Central Regional.
Chelsea Dewey tied the game for the 10th time with 1:16 left on a layup and gave the Griffons a 78-77 lead on a free throw after she was fouled during the layup. Arkansas Tech led 80-77 with 13 seconds left and Sarafina Handy had a three-point attempt blocked with six seconds to go. Arkansas Tech made it a four-point game after a Missouri Western foul on the blocked three-point attempt. Sefulu Faavae made a three-point attempt at the buzzer to make the final score, 81-80.
Missouri Western finishes the season 27-4 and were the MIAA regular season champions.