The defending champion is out of the NCAA Division II men’s basketball tournament.
Central Missouri, the No. 3 seed in the Central Region, lost 71-60 to No. 2 seed Minnesota State-Moorhead on Sunday in a regional semifinal in Sioux Falls, S.D.
TJ White scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Mules, who finished the season 25-8. The Dragons took the lead for good in the first half with a 16-0 run.
Minnesota State-Moorhead will play Northwest Missouri, which knocked off top-seeded Augustana 66-65, for a spot in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. Justin Pitts scored 22 points for the Bearcats.
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▪ The Central Regional women’s championship will be decided Monday in Hays, Kan., where top-seeded Fort Hays State will play No. 2 seed Emporia State at 7 p.m. for a spot in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight in Sioux Falls.