WARNER—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.
Western State defeated Arkansas Baptist 85-81 in double overtime in a Monday night play-in game to advance.
The Cowboys during the regular season defeated the Pioneers twice, 97-61 and 84-64. A Cowboys victory would send them into Friday's semifinals at 3 p.m. against the winner of Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa (19-11) and Northern Oklahoma-Enid (12-18).
The championship game will be played Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Cowgirls will play Thursday at 3 p.m. against top seed Northern Oklahoma-Enid (25-3). Cowgirls advanced on Monday by defeating Arkansas Baptist 61-41 in the play-in game.