Northwest head coach Ben McCollum and seniors Dillon Starzl and Deshaun Cooper talk after their 70-57 win over Emporia State in the MIAA Tournament.
(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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