The brackets are out for the NJCAA Division II National Tournament that the North Central Missouri College men's basketball team will be competing in next week. Dates for the tournament are March 19-23 and all games will take place on the campus of Danville Community College.
Cost of admission at the tournament will be $10.00 per session or $50.00 for a tournament pass. Senior citizens will receive a discounted rated of $6.00 per session and those age 6 and under are free. Tickets will be sold at the door with Visa, Master Card and Discover accepted. All games will also be broadcast live on njcaatv.com; Single Game Broadcast Passes are $4.99 or a Championship Season Pass is $14.99 for those unable to make the trip to follow the team. Full details for NJCAA TV can be found here.
The Pirates (18-12), fresh off their first ever Region XVI and District XIII titles, will be the 16th seed and face the 1st overall seed Kirkwood Community College (27-4) in the opening round on Tuesday, March 19th with a 1:00pm tip.
The Pirates are guaranteed a minimum of two games in the tournament. With a win in the opening round, NCMC would take on the winner of 8th seed Wake Tech Community College (20-11) and 9th seed Niagara County Community College (26-8) on Wednesday, March 20th at 6:00pm. A loss in the opening round would see the Pirates face the loser of the Wake Tech vs. Niagara County game at 3:00pm on Wednesday.