By TOMMY REZAC
St. Joseph Post
The NCAA Division II men's basketball committee released its first regional ranking considerations for the 2021 NCAA Tournament selections Wednesday.
The Northwest Missouri State men's basketball team is one of the eight teams "under consideration" for a berth into the Central Region.
The top six teams in the Central Region will earn a spot in the 2021 NCAA Tournament.
Central Region Teams Under Consideration (Alphabetical Order)
Augustana (S.D.) - 8-5
Minnesota State Moorhead - 8-2
Missouri Southern - 11-8
Northern State - 14-0
Northwest Missouri State - 17-1
Upper Iowa - 9-5
Washburn - 14-3
Wayne State (Neb.) - 9-5
The 2021 Central Region Tournament will take place March 13-16 at Wachs Arena in Aberdeen, South Dakota. It had been held in Maryville the previous four years, but the location was changed due to COVID-19 protocol.