WEB EXTRA: Bearcats Speak after Quarterfinal Win

Published 03/07 2014 10:45PM

Updated 03/07 2014 11:06PM

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) The Northwest men's basketball team topped Emporia State 70-57 on Friday to advance to the MIAA Tournament semifinals. The Bearcats will face Missouri Southern at 8:15 on Saturday from the Municipal Auditorium.

Head coach Ben McCollum, senior guard Deshaun Cooper, and senior forward Dillon Starzl spoke after the victory.

Northwest and MSSU split their two meetings this season with the Bearcats winning 79-78 in Maryville on a three-poinrter by Cooper in the final seconds. MSSU topped Northwest 82-68 in Joplin on Feb. 12th. The Lions topped Nebraska-Kearney 87-79 on Friday to advance to the semifinals.

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