March Madness

Dennis Mahan

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Division II Elite Eight Championship began Wednesday at Centennial Garden.

The University Of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles and the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats kicked off the tournament with an exciting, hard-fought match up.

The Screaming Eagles won the game 88-81, and advanced to the semi-finals scheduled for Thursday.

The National Championship game will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. and will be nationally televised on CBS at Centennial Garden.