NW Missouri State men’s basketball to play in championship

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – For the fourth time in five years, the Northwestern Missouri State men’s basketball team is heading to the Division II National Championship.

A 70-57 victory over Black Hills State on Thursday night cemented the Bearcats in the national championship.

The NWMSU is led by one of the best players in the country in Trevor Hudgins, the reigning two-time NABC D2 Player of the Year.

The two-time defending national champions had another memorable season this year, going 33-5, a ninth straight MIAA regular season title, an MIAA Tournament championship and now a national championship berth.

All-MIAA players Diego Bernard (12 ppg, 6 rpg, 36% 3P%) and Wes Dreamer (13 ppg, 6 rpg, 40% 3P%) round out the trio of top scorers for the Bearcats.

NW will face the Augusta Jaguars in the national championship after Augusta defeated Indiana University in Pennsylvania on Thursday night.

The championship will be played at 2 p.m. CT Saturday on CBS.

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