The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Missouri Southern Sports

May 14, 2013

Times set for MSSU's regional tourney

MIAA Tournament champion Missouri Southern will travel to Mankato, Minn., today by bus in preparation for the six-team Central Region tournament at Franklin Rogers Park.

The Lions, who received an automatic bid by winning their conference tournament, will face No. 1 seed Minnesota State University at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Mavericks (35-8) are ranked No. 9 nationally and are the defending regional champions.

Live audio and video streaming of the Lions’ games in Mankato are available for free on the Lions’ website,

No. 2 Central Missouri (35-11) will face No. 5 St. Cloud State (34-9) at 3:30 p.m. and No. 3 Southern Arkansas (40-15) will play No. 4 Missouri Western (40-10) at noon.

If Missouri Southern (34-20) wins Thursday, the Lions would play the loser of the Southern Arkansas-Missouri Western game at 3:30 p.m. Friday. If Missouri Southern loses Thursday, the Lions would play the loser of the Central Missouri-St. Cloud State game at noon Friday.

Saturday’s games are set for noon, 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The championship game is scheduled for noon Sunday, followed by a second game, if necessary, at 3:30 p.m.

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