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  • mfp Brunz 3-19 Brunz helps Central win region championship MANKATO — Preston Brunz can finally celebrate. Even though Central Missouri won its first two games, Brunz, a junior guard from Mankato West, had more fouls than points. But in the second half Tuesday, he chipped in eight points as Central Missouri d

    March 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Physical play allows Central Missouri to reach championship game MANKATO — Central Missouri attacked the basket, picking up fouls, scoring on layups and passing out to open shooters. It's a plan that worked twice in the regular season, and it worked again Sunday. "I thought we did a good job early of pounding the

    March 16, 2014

  • Saturday's Central Region leaders Saturday's best Points Cooper (NMSU) 29 Addison (MSSU 26 Adler (MSU 24 Brunson (FHSU) 21 Starzl (NMSU) 20 Rebounds Magee (MSSU) 12 Okagor (MSU) 9 Addison (MSSU) 9 Brunson (FHSU 8 Wooten (MSU) 7 Williams (NMSU)

    March 15, 2014

  • Northwest Missouri 98, Winona State 77 Northwest Missouri State hits six 3-pointers in the first 10 minutes to open a 26-10 lead and rolled past Winona State in the final quarterfinal game Saturday. The Bearcats led by 20 before Kellen Taylor's dunk and 3-pointer pulled Winona State withi

    March 15, 2014

  • Central Region schedule Central Region men's basketball tourney at Minnesota State, Bresnan Arena Saturday's quarterfinals Missouri Southern 80, Fort Hays State 69 Central Missouri 56, Arkansas Tech 44 Minnesota State 97, Harding 56 Northwest Missouri State 98, Winona State

    March 15, 2014

  • Central Missouri 56, Arkansas Tech 44 MANKATO — Central Missouri didn't make many shots, so the defense had to be pretty good. The Mules held Arkansas Tech to 29.6 percent shooting, including 3 of 22 from 3-point range, in a 56-44 victory Saturday in the quarterfinals of the NCAA II Cent

    March 15, 2014

  • mfp MSU m hoops 3-15 MSU wins tourney opener by shooting lights out

    MANKATO — Tanner Adler came to Minnesota State for just this type of event. After using his first three seasons of eligibility elsewhere, Adler transferred to Minnesota State for his senior season, hoping to have one last run at a national championsh

    March 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Missouri Southern State 80, Fort Hays State 69 Missouri Southern State 80, Fort Hays State 69 Missouri Southern State pulled away in the second half, downing Fort Hays State in the first quarterfinal Saturday. The Lions had a 40-22 rebounding advantage, outscored the Tigers 42-24 in the lane and

    March 15, 2014

  • mfp MSU m hoops Wooten jumper Left or right? Doesn't matter with MSU's Wooten MANKATO -- Gage Wooten releases a 3-pointer from the left wing, and it swishes. A few minutes later, the Minnesota State senior goes to the free-throw line and makes two. Wait a minute! Didn't he shoot that 3-pointer with his left hand? And didn't he

    March 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • Central Region leaders Central Region leaders Scoring Johnson (HU) 18.1 Nicholson (FHSU) 17.3 Addison (MSSU) 17.1 Cooper (NMSU) 16.7 Marei (MSU) 16.5 Brunson (FHSU) 16.5 Rebounding Marei (MSU) 8.4 Taylor (WSU) 7.8 Brunson (FHSU) 7.8 Magee (MSSU) 7.2 Johnson (HU) 5.6

    March 15, 2014

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