FHSU and Washburn split the regular season series, FHSU with a win in Hays and WU with a win in Topeka. The Ichabods won the meeting in Topeka by a score of 69-58 on January 31st. FHSU will enter the game at 16-12 overall, while Washburn enters at 15-15 overall.
The winner of this game will move on to the quarterfinals on at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo., to take on the No. 1 seed Northwest Missouri State on Thursday, March 5 at 12 pm. Northwest Missouri State claimed the MIAA regular season crownon Saturday with a win against Central Missouri.
Central Missouri is the No. 2 seed, while Missouri Southern (No. 3) and Lindenwood (No. 4) grabbed the other two byes to the quarterfinals in Kansas City, coming out of a five-way tie for third place in the standings. Pittsburg State, Nebraska-Kearney, and Central Oklahoma, which also finished in the tie for third, host first-round home games as the No. 5, 6 and 7 seeds respectively.
Below is the MIAA Men’s Basketball Tournament schedule.
Monday, March 2, 2015 (Campus Sites)
Game 1: #9 Fort Hays State at #8 Washburn 7 p.m.
Game 2: #12 Northeastern State at #5 Pittsburg State 7 p.m.
Game 3: #10 Missouri Western at #7 Central Oklahoma 7 p.m.
Game 4: #11 Southwest Baptist at #6 Nebraska-Kearney 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 5, 2015 (Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Mo.)
Game 5: #1 Northwest Missouri vs. Winner Game 1 12:00 p.m.
Game 6: #4 Lindenwood vs. Winner Game 2 2:15 p.m.
Game 7: #2 Central Missouri vs. Winner Game 3 6:00 p.m.
Game 8: #3 Missouri Southern vs. Winner Game 4 8:15 p.m.
Saturday, March 7, 2015 (Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Mo.)
Game 9: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 12:00 p.m.
Game 10: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 2:15 p.m.
Sunday, March 8, 2015 (Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Mo.)
Game 11: Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10 1:00 p.m.