Joplin, Mo. — The 22nd ranked Missouri Southern basketball program will be participating in the NCAA Division II Tournament for the third-straight year and times and ticketing information have been announced for the tournament.

The Lions will open up the tournament as the last game of the day this Saturday, March 14. Southern will take on Northern State at 8:30 pm from Bearcat Arena in Maryville, Mo. Southeastern Oklahoma will open things against Rogers State at noon, while Southern Nazarene and Henderson State will play at 2:30. Northwest Missouri and Oklahoma Baptist play at 6 pm prior to the Lions’ game. A win for the Lions in their first-round matchup would mean Southern would play at 7:30 pm on Sunday in a semifinal game. The Championship game of the Tournament will take place on Tuesday, March 17 at 7 pm.

Tickets for the regional can be purchased online HERE starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday. All seating for the regional will be general admission. Fans can purchase single session tickets in person at the Cashiering office on the campus at NWMSU. The Cashiering office, located on the first floor of the Administration Building, will be open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets early. Single session tickets can be purchased for $12 each for adults and $7 for students. Children 2 and under are free per NCAA policy. The ticket office will open 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to the start of each session.

The Elite Eight and national semifinals will be held at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana, on March 26 and 28, while this year’s National Championship game will be held Sunday, April 5, in Atlanta, Georgia.

The complete tournament schedule can be found by clicking on the tournament homepage link above. Live stats and live video will also be available and links can be found on the tournament homepage.