For the first time in 21 years and the third time ever, the Wayne State College men’s basketball team has qualified for the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament as the Wildcats were announced Sunday evening as the #4 seed for the Central Regional that will be hosted by Northern State in Aberdeen, South Dakota starting Saturday, March 13th.
The Wildcats posted an 11-6 record this season, winning the NSIC South Division regular season title. WSC won their first game in the NSIC Tournament over St. Cloud State 73-70 before not being able to compete in the NSIC Tournament semi-finals due to COVID 19 protocols.
Wayne State also qualified for the NCAA Division II National Tournament in 1999, hosting the North Central Regional, while also making the post season the following season in 2000 advancing to the regional title game before falling to Metro State.
Northern State (18-1) is the #1 seed in the Central Regional Tournament and will be the host school earning a first-round bye along with #2 seed Northwest Missouri State (23-2).
MIAA Tournament champion Washburn is the #3 seed (19-6) and will face #6 seed Missouri Western (14-10) while #4 seed Wayne State (11-6) battles #5 seed MSU Moorhead (10-4).
Game times will be announced on Monday by tournament host Northern State.