Northwest junior guard Justin Pitts was named Monday by Basketball Times as the Division II Player of the Year. Pitts averaged 20.5 points per game for the 32-1 Bearcats. In addition, Pitts was named to the Conference Commissioners Association All-America First Team and NABC All-Region Team while Head Coach Ben McCollum was named NABC Regional Coach Of The Year. Northwest plays St Thomas Aquinas tomorrow in the Elite 8 Tourney in Sioux Falls. Tipoff at 6:00.