FHSU family, local community invited to send-offs for 3 Tiger teams headed to NCAA D-2 tourneys

Tourney send offs

03/08/16 dgo
HAYS, Kan. -- The Fort Hays State University family and members of the local community are invited to help send off three Tiger athletic teams that will be leaving town for NCAA Division II post-season action Wednesday and Thursday.

The Tiger women's basketball team and wrestling team will take off at 1 p.m. Wednesday from Gate 2 of Gross Memorial Coliseum. The men's basketball team will leave the next day -- Thursday -- also at 1 p.m. and from the same location.

The women's basketball team (25-5) is headed to Pittsburg to play in the NCAA Central Regional Friday through Monday. The Tigers, making their second consecutive trip to the post-season, are the fifth seed in the eight-team regional and will take on No. 4 seed Winona State, Minn. (29-3) at noon at John Lance Arena on the campus of Pittsburg State.

The FHSU wrestling squad qualified three athletes-- 184-pound junior Jon Inman and seniors Adam Ludwin at 125 pounds and Bradley Little at 149 -- for the D-II National Championships scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Coincidentally, the Tiger men's basketball team (20-10) also will head north to Sioux Falls to compete in the NCAA Central Regional, scheduled for Saturday through Tuesday. The opening-round game for the Tigers, who like the FHSU women are seeded fifth in their regional tourney, is set for 8 p.m. Saturday vs. the University of Nebraska-Kearney (20-11) at the Sanford Pentagon, an indoor arena that opened in September 2013. The Tigers return to post-season action for the second time in three years.

More information about the two regional basketball tournaments, including ticket prices, can be found at the following links:
Women -- www.pittstategorillas.com/CentralRegional
Men -- www.goaugie.com/d2mbbcentral

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