Central region

Augustana men earn top seed in Central Region

SIOUX FALLS, SD (AU) — The Augustana men’s basketball team won the No. 1 seed in the Central Region and secured hosting rights for the Central Region Division Championship II of the 2022 NCAA. The tournament will take place March 12, 13 and 15 inside the Sanford Pentagon, home of Augustana Basketball.

The Vikings’ opener takes on No. 8 Southwest Oklahoma State on Saturday at 5 p.m.

The Vikings advance to the NCAA Tournament for the 15th time and ninth time under 2022 NSIC Coach of the Year Tom Billeter. Augustana is 24-3 this season and won the NSIC championship with its 17-2 conference record.

All seats will be general admission. Tickets for the regional go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. online at Ticketmaster.com, at the Sanford Pentagon or by phone at 605-312-7917. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $7 for students per session. A pass for all adult sessions costs $50 while a pass for all student sessions costs $24. Children 2 and under are free.

In addition, the Pentagon box office will open one hour before each session.

NCAA Central Region
1. Augustana
2. Minnesota Duluth
3. Northwest State of Missouri
4. Upper Iowa
5. Central Oklahoma
6. Moorhead MSU
7. Washburn
8. Southwest State of Oklahoma

Saturday March 12 (Session I)
Noon: Northwest Missouri State vs. MSU Moorhead
2:30 p.m.: Minnesota Duluth vs. Washburn

Saturday March 12 (Session II)
5 p.m.: Augustana vs. Southwest Oklahoma State
7:30 p.m.: Upper Iowa vs. Central Oklahoma

Sunday March 13 (Session III)
5:00 p.m.: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner
7:30 p.m.: Winner of match 3 against Winner of match 4

Tuesday, March 15 (Session IV)
7 p.m.: Regional Championships