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Augustana selected to host regional at Sanford Pentagon

03/08/2015, 9:45pm CDT
By Sanford Pentagon

Eight-team regional tournament runs March 14-17


The Augustana men's basketball team earned the No. 1 seed and will host the NCAA Central Region Tournament March 14-17 at the Sanford Pentagon.

The Vikings will take on No. 8 seed Arkansas Tech (18-13) at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14.
Augustana (30-2) will host the NCAA Central Region Tournament for the first time in school history. The Vikings will be making their 12th NCAA Tournament appearance in school history, including its sixth under the direction of 12th-year head coach Tom Billeter. Augustana is 9-13 all-time in the NCAA Tournament and has played in two region championship games (2008-09 and 2009-10).
The Central Region is made up of teams from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, the Mid-America Athletic Association and the Great American Conference.
MSU Moorhead (32-3) earned the No. 2 seed and will take on No. 7 seed Pittsburg State (20-11) at 12 p.m. No. 3 seed Central Missouri (24-6) and No. 6 seed Northern State (23-8) will tip-off at 2:30 p.m.
Northwest Missouri State (23-6) earned the No. 4 seed and will play No. 5 seed Minnesota State (24-7) at 8 p.m.
Tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the Pentagon box office and

To visit the tournament site, go to

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