Connors Cowboys are just one win away from reaching the Elite Eight of the National Junior College Athletic Association for the fourth time under head coach Bill Muse.
Connors State went on an 8-0 run with 8:45 remaining, and then drained 7-of-10 free throws in the final two minutes of play to fight off Central Georgia Tech for an 84-78 first round victory in the NJCAA National Tournament Monday night at the Sports Arena.
The field is set for the 71st NJCAA Nation Basketball Tournament in Hutchinson, Kan. March 19-24 at the Sports Arena and Connors State received the No. 12 seed in the 24-team field.
Connors State for the second consecutive year and Cowboys head coach Bill Muse for the 10th time will be going to the Big Dance in Hutchinson, Kan., March 19-24th.
NJCAA Region II is a tournament of advance and survive.
Connors Cowboys singed the Oklahoma Baptist University nets for an amazing 65 percent from the field en route to a 108-86 NJCAA Region II quarterfinal victory over Eastern Oklahoma State Thursday.
Connors State Cowboys placed four players in double figures to dominate visiting Eastern Oklahoma State 103-82 Thursday night at Melvin Self Field House for their 27th consecutive victory and the fifth year in a row to win an Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference victory on Bill Muse court without a loss.
Darius Roy sank the front end of one-and-one free throw with one second left to lift the No. 12-ranked Connors State Cowboys to a heart pounding 69-68 Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference victory over Northern Oklahoma-Enid Thursday night at Mabee Field House.
Connors State jumped out to an 11-3 lead to open the game and was never contested the remainder of the way as the No. 12-ranked Cowboys rolled to an impressive104-66 Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference victory over Redlands Community College before a homecoming crowd at Melvin Self Field House Thursday night.
Despite Monday night's last second loss to Western Oklahoma State (86-84) on the road, Connors State Cowboys moved up three spots to No. 12 in the National Junior College Athletic Association national rankings, according to a release out of Colorado Springs, Col.