Courtesy Harding University Athletics Department
SEARCY – The Harding men’s basketball team is ranked sixth in the Central Region in the second edition of the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Regional Rankings, released Wednesday. The Bisons dropped one spot from last week’s rankings.
The top eight teams from the Central Region–which includes the Great American Conference, MIAA, and Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference–advance to the NCAA Division II Tournament.
Harding is 18-8 overall and 16-8 against Division II opponents. The Bisons are the only ranked team from the GAC.
Harding is bidding for its fourth berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Bisons also went in 2003, 2008 and 2011.
The top-seeded team in each of the eight regions serves as the regional tournament host. Minnesota State Mankato is the No. 1 seed in the second rankings.
The rankings will be released again on Mar. 6, with the NCAA Tournament Selection Show airing on Mar. 10.