Mules Will Play for NCAA-II Regional Championship Tuesday
Contact: Rob McCutcheon
The 28-4 UCM Basketball Mules will play Tuesday night for the NCAA-II South Central Region Championship after an 80-72 win over Midwestern State (Texas) in semi-final action at the Multipurpose Building Sunday night. The win puts the Mules in the regional title game for the ninth time in school history and the second time in the last three seasons.
Alex Moosman led in scoring with 25 points in the Mules' victory over Midwestern State that qualified UCM for the championship round of NCAA II South Central regional play.
Still Undefeated at Home
Five Mules scored in double figures in the victory, led by Alex Moosman's 25 points. The win snapped a nine game win streak for the Mustangs and kept the Mules undefeated at home this season.
Mules Play Southwest Baptist Bearcats
The 6th ranked and top seeded Mules will play the 7th ranked and second seeded Southwest Baptist Bearcats at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 in the Multipurpose Building for the regional championship in the "Sweet 16" of NCAA-II. The winner of Tuesday night's region title game will advance to the NCAA-II Elite Eight in Springfield, Massachusetts.
The Multpurpose Building ticket office will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The ticket office phone number is 660-543-4063. Regional championship tickets are $10 for reserved, $8 for general admission and $3.00 for students, age three to college students with ID.. Some donated tickets remain for UCM students who show their ID at the main entrance on the east end of the Multi. The Multi doors will open at 6 p.m. on Tuesday night.
All Fans Invited to Pre-Game Spirit Event
There will be a pre-game spirit event at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Elliott Union 237 A and B. All UCM fans are invited as the UCM Mulekickers, cheerleaders and Mo the Mule will make an appearance. Fans can purchase food and drinks at the event and various UCM items, such as key chains, pom poms, flashing buttons and other items, will be given away. Fans can register for the "I'm the Mules #1 Fan" prize basket full of UCM apparel and other items.