WTAMU Buffs to host NCAA Division II South Central Regional


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The WTAMU men’s basketball team will host the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Tournament starting Saturday at the First United Bank Center. [Roy Wheeler/ Press Pass Sports]
Despite a late season stumble losing three of their last four games including the opening round contest of the Lone Star Conference Tournament to Cameron last Thursday, the West Texas Buffs will host the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Tournament for a second straight year being chosen as the region’s top seed on Sunday night.

WTAMU finished the year 26-4 overall and the LSC regular season champions. The Buffs will open the regional at the First United Bank Center against No. 8-seed and rival Angelo State (19-10) at 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Buffs swept the season series from the Rams during the regular season.

Dallas Baptist (24-5) drew the No. 4-seed and will play Colorado School of Mines (24-8) at 7:30 p.m. in a quarterfinal on Saturday night.

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament champion Fort Lewis (28-3) took the No. 2 seed and will face the No. 7 seed, Lubbock Christian University (23-10) at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The other quarterfinal matchup involves RMAC regular season champ Colorado Mesa (27-4) battling LSC Tournament Champion and No. 6-seeded Eastern New Mexico (22-9) at noon Saturday.

The semifinals are set for 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday night and the regional championship game will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

NCAA Division II South Central Regional 
Saturday through Tuesday
at First United Bank Center, Canyon 

Saturday’s quarterfinals 

No. 3 Colorado Mesa (27-4) vs. No. 6 Eastern New Mexico (22-10), Noon

No. 2 Fort Lewis (28-3) vs. No. 7 Lubbock Christian (23-10), 2:30 p.m.

No. 1 West Texas A&M (26-4) vs. No. 8 Angelo State (19-10), 6 p.m.

No. 4 Dallas Baptist (24-5) vs. No. 5 Colorado Mines (24-8), 8:30 p.m.

Sunday’s semifinals 

Colorado Mesa-ENMU winner vs. Fort Lewis-LCU winner, 5 p.m.

WTAMU-ASU winner vs. DBU-Colorado Mines winner, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday’s championship

7 p.m.

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