The Northwest Missouri State Bearcats are Elite 8 bound for the first time since 2004. Junior point guard Justin Pitts leading the way for the Bearcats last night in a 55-52 victory over Southwest Minnesota State.
In front a sold-out crowd of just over 2,300 at Bearcat Arena, Northwest struggled from behind the arc shooting 1 for 15 as a team. But behind the offensive effort of Pitts Northwest was able to pull away. Pitts scoring 25 points along with a team high 5 assists.
Forwards Chris-Ebou Ndow and D’Vante Mosby made their presence known on the glass. Ndow finished the game with 11 points and 9 boards. While Mosby added 8 of his own points and 7 rebounds.
Team will be re-seeded for the Elite 8, which kicks off March 22nd.