March 15, 2009

The top-seeded Mules advanced to the championship game of the NCAA-II South Central Regional on Sunday evening with an 80-72 semi-final victory over Midwestern State. The Mules connected on 13 three-point field goals, in the game at the UCM Multipurpose Building to set-up the regional title showdown with the Bearcats, of Southwest Baptist, a 74-68 winner over Dallas Baptist in the other semi-final contest.

Alex Moosman scored a game-high 25 points, hitting on five shots from three-point range, and led a balanced Mules attack that included five players scoring in double figures. Joe Young fired in 17 points, while Sanijay Watts, De'Andre Byrd, and Tremaine Luellen all finished with 12 points each.

The sixth-ranked Mules improve to 28-4, the second most wins in a single season, and will play in the regional championship game for the ninth time in the previous 20 NCAA regional appearances. The Mules will be looking to advance to the NCAA-II Elite Eight for the second time in the past three years under head coach Kim Anderson.