Augustana Men and Women Basketball Teams Advance to Regional Tournaments

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INDIANAPOLIS – Augustana is heading to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 3 seed in the Central Region, the NCAA announced Sunday.  The Vikings will face No. 6 seed Upper Iowa on Saturday, March 16, at 12 p.m..  The Central Region is made up of teams from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC), Great American Conference (GAC) and the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA).  The region tournament will be held March 16-19, and will be hosted by Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minn.  Augustana (21-8) will be making its second straight NCAA Tournament appearance and its 11th in school history.

Central Region Tournament
Taylor Center | Mankato, Minn.

Quarterfinals – Saturday, March 16
Game 1: No. 3 seed Augustana vs. No. 6 seed Upper Iowa, 12 p.m.
Game 2: No. 2 seed Winona State vs. No. 7 seed Northeastern State, 2:30 p.m.
Game 3: No. 1 seed Minnesota State vs. No. 8 seed Arkansas Tech, 5 p.m.
Game 4: No. 4 seed Central Missouri vs. No. 5 seed Harding, 7:30 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS – Augustana women’s basketball earned the No. 6 seed for the NCAA Central Region Tournament and play No. 3 seed Concordia-St. Paul on Saturday. The Vikings finished are 24-6 and won the NSIC/Sanford Health Women’s Basketball Tournament on Saturday night by defeating Minnesota State.  The Vikings will travel to Topeka, Kan. after Washburn earned the No. 1 seed and will host the region and face No. 8 seed and MIAA-auto bid winner Emporia State.  Joining Augustana and Concordia-St. Paul from the NSIC is Minnesota State who earned the No. 4 seed and will face GAC member Arkansas Tech.  If the Vikings win they will face the winner of No. 2 seed Central Missouri (MIAA) and No. 7 seed Southwestern Oklahoma State on Sunday.  The Central Region is comprised of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC), the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) and Great American Conference (GAC).

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