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March 15, 2013

Central Region preview

Tournament schedule and team capsules.


Minnesota State

Nickname: Mavericks.

Location: Mankato, Minn.

Record: 26-4.

Coach: Matt Margenthaler.

Conference: Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Bid: NSIC champion.

Seed: No. 1.

Last appearance: 2011.

Scoring: Team (79.4); Jarvis Williams (14.3), Assem Marei (13.4), Zach Monaghan (12.4).

Rebounds: Team (38.0); Marei (7.1), Connor O'Brien (6.2).

Notes: This the Mavericks' 10th appearance in the NCAA tournament. ... Minnesota State is 12-9 all-time in the NCAA tournament. ... The Mavericks made the Final Four in 2011.

Arkansas Tech

Nickname: Wonder Boys.

Location: Russellville, Ark.

Record: 18-11.

Coach: Doug Karleskint.

Conference: Great American Conference.

Bid: At-large.

Seed: No. 8.

Last appearance: 2012.

Scoring: Team (62.3); Willie Kirkland (13.4), Jared Williamson (12.3).

Rebounds: Team (36.6); Charles Mells (6.5), Kirkland (6.0).

Note: This is Arkansas Tech's fifth straight trip to the NCAA tournament.

Central Missouri

Nickname: Mules.

Location: Warrensburg, Mo.

Record: 22-7.

Coach: Kim Anderson.

Conference: Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

Bid: MIAA champion.

Seed: No. 4.

Last appearance: 2010.

Scoring: Team (78.2); Dominique Long (15.1), Widgett Washingtion (12.1).

Rebounds: Team (37.0); Lance Beckwith (5.2), Charles Hammock (5.1), Matt Webb (5.1).

Notes: This is Central Missouri's 21st appearance in the NCAA tournament. ... The Mules beat Northwest Missouri State, 79-76, in the MIAA tournament finals.


Nickname: Bison.

Location: Searcy, Ark.

Record: 21-9.

Coach: Jeff Morgan.

Conference: Great American Conference.

Bid: At-large.

Seed: No. 5.

Last appearance: 2011.

Scoring: Team (72.1); Zach Roddenberry (17.0), Hayden Johnson (11.6).

Rebounds: Team (33.4); Roddenberry (7.5), Bradley Spencer (4.9).

Note: This is Harding’s fourth appearance all-time in the NCAA tournament.

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