Connors State overcame foul trouble late to fight off Coahoma (Miss.) Community College 86-77 Saturday in the Southern Arkansas University Classic.
Connors State used double-figure scoring by five players to crush Southern University-Shreveport 89-71 in their season opener Friday in the Southern Arkansas University Tech Classic.
Bill Muse is entering his 28th season at the helm of the Connors State College men’s basketball program and it will be his least experienced and smallest club in his 28 seasons at the Warner school.
Connors State’s 6-8 forward Isaiah Jones from Phoenix, Ariz., has committed to continue his basketball playing career at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss., announced Cowboys head coach Bill Muse Saturday.
Connors State’s quest for a third consecutive trip to the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kan. came up short as Northeastern A&M hit a bucket with 1.6 seconds on the clock to escape with a 67-65 victory in the Region II Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Noble Complex on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University.
CONNORS STATE COWBOYS (26-5) AND NORTHEASTERN A&M (26-6) WILL TIP-OFF AT 2 P.M. AT OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY.
The third consecutive year Connors State will be playing for NJCAA Region II championship on Saturday and an opportunity to advance to the NJCAA National Tournament, March 18-23 in Hutchinson, Kan.
Connors State Cowboys exploded midway the first half to take a commanding lead and never look back to rout Western State 82-50 in the quarterfinal round of the NJCAA Region II Tournament at the Noble Complex on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University.
Connors State Cowboys (24-5) will open NJCAA Region II Basketball Tournament play Wednesday at 6 p.m. against Western State (10-19) at Shawnee, Okla. The tournament will be played at Oklahoma Baptist University.
Cowboys Open Region II Tournament Play Wednesday Against Winner of Arkansas Baptist and Western State
The NJCAA Region II Men’s Tournament has been released and No. 2 seed Connors State will play the winner of Monday night’s play-in game involving Arkansas Baptist (12-17) and Western State (9-19) on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Shawnee at Oklahoma Baptist University.