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March 7, 2013

Inside the MIAA

Women's tournament schedule

Quarterfinals through finals to be played at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo.

Tuesday - 1st round

NW Missouri St. 77, Mo. Southern 72

Truman 65, SW Baptist 56

Fort Hays State 70, Lincoln 57

Mo. Western 71, Pittsburg State 67

Friday - Quarterfinals

Game 1: Washburn vs. NW Missouri St., noon.

Game 2: Emporia State vs. Truman, 2:15 p.m.

Game 3: Central Mo. vs. Mo. Western, 6 p.m.

Game 4: Northeastern State vs. Fort Hays State, 8:15 p.m.

Saturday - Semifinals

Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 6 p.m.

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 8:15 p.m.

Sunday - Finals

Game 7: Championship game, 3:30 p.m.

Men's tournament schedule

Quarterfinals through finals to be played at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo.

Tuesday - 1st round

Mo. Southern 68, Emporia State 66

NW Missouri St. 66, Mo. Western 46

Central Okla. 103, SW Baptist 89

Pitt State 70, Truman 62

Thursday - Quarterfinals

Game 1: Fort Hays State vs. Mo. Southern, noon.

Game 2: Northeastern State vs. NW Missouri St., 2:15 p.m.

Game 3: Central Mo. vs. Pitt State, 6 p.m.

Game 4: Washburn vs. Central Okla., 8:15 p.m.

Saturday - Semifinals

Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, noon.

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 2:15 p.m.

Sunday - Finals

Game 7: Championship game, 1 p.m.



MIAA Men

Tourney favorite

Fort Hays State: The No. 1 seed Tigers aren't an overwhelming favorite, but with Central Missouri and Washburn on the same side of the bracket, as least Fort Hays State avoids them until the finals. The quartet of Dwayne Brunson, Lance Russell, Craig Nicholson and Ben Congiusta will be hard to overcome for any team in the field. The Tigers also enter the tournament as winners of their last two games.

Darkhorse

Northeastern State: The RiverHawks would have a tough road to win the championship, but it doesn't seem impossible. NSU opens against a Northwest Missouri State team that it lost to by one point on the road in late January. A win there would likely create a matchup against Fort Hays State, who the RiverHawks blasted, 76-61, in Tahlequah earlier this season. Beyond that, a championship game against either Washburn or Central Missouri isn't as insurmountable as it might sound with Bryton Hobbs manning the point guard position and Jermaine Bransford on the low block.

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