INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The defending national champion Central Missouri Mules have earned the No. 3 seed in the NCAA-II Central Region Tournament and will play sixth-seeded Northern State from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference in the first round on Saturday, March 14 in Sioux Falls, S.D.

This will be the 23rd NCAA Tournament appearance for the Mules and their third consecutive appearance. This will be the second all-time meeting between Central Missouri and Northern State. The Mules beat NSU 66-65 in last year's season opener in Sioux Falls at the Sanford Pentagon.

Game times and ticket information will be released by Augustana in the coming days. Stay tuned to UCMathletics.com for information.

Saturday, March 14 - Quarterfinal Round
#1 Augustana vs. #8 Arkansas Tech
#2 Minnesota State-Moorhead vs. Pittsburg State
#3 Central Missouri vs. #6 Northern State
#4 Northwest Missouri State vs. No. 5 Minnesota State-Mankato

(Courtesy of UCM Athletics)