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MIAA Ranking
 1 NW Missouri St. (1) 19-0(31-0) 
 2 Washburn 15-4(24-6) 
 3 Missouri So. 14-5(23-7) 
 4 Ft.Hays State 12-7(18-11) 
 5 Lincoln, MO 10-9(18-12) 
 6 Pittsburg St. 9-10(17-13) 
 7 Lindenwood 9-10(16-16) 
 8 Northeastern St. 8-11(14-15) 
 9 Emporia St. 8-11(14-16) 
 10 Central Mo. 7-12(14-14) 
 11 SW Baptist 7-12(14-16) 
 12 Missouri Western 6-13(12-18) 
 13 Nebraska-Kearney 5-14(10-18) 
 14 Cent.Oklahoma 4-15(11-17) 

MIAA Women 2018-2019
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Points Per Game
  NW Misso.
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Witthus, NW Misso.22.2 
 2. Lozoya, Pittsbur.22.0 
 3. Avery, Cent.Okl.21.9 
 4. Franklin, Pittsbur.21.3 
 5. Martin, Missouri So.21.0 
 6. Newman, Lindenwood20.5 
 7. Hightower, Missouri.18.8 
 8. Blake, Washburn17.8 
 9. Hudgins, NW Misso.17.5 
 10. Smith, Northeas.16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Adarius AVERY
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Avery, Cent.Okl.10.3 
 2. Hawkins, NW Misso.9.4 
 3. Martin, Missouri So.9.1 
 4. Mouliom, SW Ba.8.5 
 5. Hightower, Missouri.7.5 
 6. Werth, Ft.Hays .7.3 
 7. Lambert, Missouri.6.7 
 8. Smith, Lincoln, MO6.6 
 9. Diekvoss, Linde.6.6 
 10. Clark, Missouri So.6.5 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Geiman, Washburn5.4 
 2. Pohlman, Linde.5.1 
 3. Rigmaiden, Lincoln,.5.0 
 4. Hudgins, NW Misso.4.9 
 5. Tharp, Missouri.4.8 
 6. Kinnamon, Ft.Hays .4.5 
 7. Rossow, SW Baptist4.4 
 8. George, Northeas.4.2 
 9. Lozoya, Pittsbur.3.7 
 10. Farris, Central .3.6 
Steals Per Game
  NW Misso.
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hawkins, NW Misso.2.3 
 2. Tharp, Missouri.1.5 
 3. Kinnamon, Ft.Hays .1.5 
 4. Rigmaiden, Lincoln,.1.4 
 5. Levarity, Pittsbur.1.4 
 6. Farris, Central .1.4 
 7. Rossow, SW Baptist1.4 
 8. Walker, Missouri So.1.3 
 9. Pohlman, Linde.1.3 
 10. Johnson, Cent.Okl.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
  SW Ba.
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Mouliom, SW Ba.1.5 
 2. Ihek, Northeas.1.5 
 3. Werth, Ft.Hays .1.4 
 4. Edmondson, Pittsbur.1.2 
 5. Prgomet, SW Ba.1.2 
 6. Magrath, Nebraska.1.2 
 7. Givens, Northeas.1.1 
 8. Burton, Lincoln,.1.1 
 9. Clayton, Pittsbur.1.1 
 10. Martin, Missouri So.1.1 

Northwest Missouri Wins 2019 MIAA Mens Basketball Championship (Photo: MIAA)

Northwest Missouri State University 2018-19
Ben McCollum Ben McCollum McCollum
Joey Witthus
Kirk Finley
Ryan Hawkins
Ryan Welty
Dray Starzl
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
30  Witthus Joey 201 (6'7'') G 0 USA
5  Finley Kirk 193 (6'4'') G 0 USA
33  Hawkins Ryan 201 (6'7'') F 0 USA
44  Welty Ryan 203 (6'8'') F 0 USA
12  Hudgins Trevor 183 (6'0'') PG 0 USA
0  Rhodes Xavier 185 (6'1'') G 0 USA
1  Bernard Diego 183 (6'0'') PG 0 USA
42  Waters Luke 198 (6'6'') G 0 USA
24  Laing Daric 188 (6'2'') G 0 USA
32  Dougherty Tyler 201 (6'7'') F 0 USA
34  Starzl Dray 203 (6'8'') F 0 USA
Head Coach: Ben McCollum

Northwest Missouri Wins 2019 MIAA Men's Basketball Championship - Mar 11, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In front of one of the largest crowds to watch an MIAA Men's Basketball Tournament game at Municipal Auditorium, Northwest Missouri State beat Washburn 82-53 Sunday for its fourth straight conference tournament title.

Nearly 5,000 fans saw the Bearcats do what they have been doing all season. They played great defense, moved the ball around on offense and hit three-pointers. And when the long-range bombs stopped falling, the Bearcats drove to the basket.

The potent combination is why Northwest Missouri will take a 32-0 record into the Central Regional of the NCAA Division II Tournament. Washburn, 24-7, will likely get a bid into the tournament and the Ichabods might get another crack at Northwest.

We tried to focus on what we do,' said Northwest Missouri senior Joey Witthus (6'7''-G), who scored 25 points and was selected as tournament MVP. 'We wanted to come out and play hard. Credit to Washburn. They played amazing. They will be in the region. I am sure we will see them again.'

Northwest Missouri established a new MIAA record with four straight conference tournament titles.

'It means a lot for our program,' Northwest Missouri coach Ben McCollum said. 'It shows the culture our kids have built and the pride all the alumni take. To be in this difficult of a league and win in a tournament setting like that says a lot about the kids in our program.'

On Sunday, Washburn came out confident. Senior Javion Blake (6'3''-G) opened the game with a three-pointer. The Ichabods also held a 7-4 lead after a basket by sophomore Tyler Geiman (6'1''-G). Blake finished with 17 points.

After those nice early moments for Washburn, the Bearcats took control of the game.

Northwest went ahead 9-7 on a three-pointer by Witthus. Washburn managed to stay close over the next few minutes and trailed only 19-17 after a three-pointer by Blake.

The game started to slip away from Washburn with under 4 minutes left in the first half. A three-pointer by junior Ryan Welty (6'8''-F) gave Northwest a double-digit lead at 32-21 with 3:32 left. The shot caused Washburn to call timeout and regroup.

'Our offense was fantastic today,' McCollum said. 'Today, we moved the ball and exposed the mismatch, but it was in the flow.'

After the timeout, Northwest got a stop and then Witthus made a two-point field goal for a 34-21 lead.

'We tried to play our game and play as hard as we could,' Witthus said.

By halftime, Northwest held a commanding 39-25 lead. Washburn had a brief moment when it looked like it was going to cause a few anxious moments in the second half. The Ichabods closed to 42-30.

But the Bearcats got hot again and put the game away with still 14 minutes left. It started with freshman Trevor Hudgins (6'0''-PG) drilling a three-pointer. After Witthus hit two free throws, Hudgins hit another three-pointer.

Feeding off that momentum, Northwest freshman Diego Bernard got a steal and raced down court for an acrobatic layup. Washburn called timeout. Northwest responded with a stop and then another three-pointer by Hudgins, which ballooned the Bearcats' lead to 55-30.

'This is amazing, especially with the team we have now,' said Trevor Hudgins, who finished with 27 points and eight assists. 'This team came from nothing. They said we lost a bunch of seniors, but we saw the group of 11 we have is hard working.'

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MIAA Tournament Final: Northwest Missouri - Washburn 82-53
MIAA Tournament Semifinals:
Northwest Missouri - Lincoln 86-74
Washburn - Pittsburg State 99-94

All-MIAA Awards 2019 - Mar 11, 2019

All-MIAA 1st Team 2019
Brady Werth
Cameron Martin
Trevor Hudgins
Joey Witthus
Javion Blake

All-Tournament MVP: Joey Witthus (6'7''-G) of NW Missouri St.
Player of the Year: Joey Witthus (6'7''-G) of NW Missouri St.
Defensive Player of the Year: Ryan Hawkins (6'7''-F) of NW Missouri St.
Freshman of the Year: Trevor Hudgins (6'0''-PG) of NW Missouri St.
Coach of the Year: Ben McCollum of NW Missouri St.

1st Team
F: Brady Werth (6'7''-F) of Ft.Hays State
F/C: Cameron Martin (6'9''-F/C-98) of Missouri So.
PG: Trevor Hudgins (6'0''-PG) of NW Missouri St.
G: Joey Witthus (6'7''-G) of NW Missouri St.
G: Javion Blake (6'3''-G) of Washburn

2nd Team
G: Adarius Avery (6'5''-G) of Cent.Oklahoma
F: Terrance Smith (6'8''-F) of Lincoln, MO
G: Brad Newman (6'2''-G) of Lindenwood
F: Lavon Hightower (6'6''-F) of Missouri Western
F: Ryan Hawkins (6'7''-F) of NW Missouri St.

3rd Team
G: Elyjah Clark (6'3''-G) of Missouri So.
G: Caleb Smith (6'2''-G) of Northeastern St.
G: Donovan Franklin (6'5''-G) of Pittsburg St.
G: Grant Lozoya (6'3''-G-95) of Pittsburg St.
F: Karim Mouliom (6'5''-F) of SW Baptist

Honorable Mention
Daniel Farris (6'1''-G) of Central Mo.
Jafar Kinsey (6'3''-G-96) of Central Mo.
Jakob Lowrance (6'8''-C) of Central Mo.
Kooper Glick (6'4''-F) of Emporia St.
Julius Jackson (6'0''-PG) of Emporia St.
Marcus Cooper (6'3''-G) of Ft.Hays State
Kyler Kinnamon (5'10''-PG) of Ft.Hays State
Jonell Burton (6'4''-G) of Lincoln, MO
Amariontez Ivory-Thomas (6'3''-G) of Lincoln, MO
Grant Olsson (6'5''-G) of Lincoln, MO
Chandler Diekvoss (6'7''-F) of Lindenwood
TJ Crockett (6'1''-G) of Lindenwood
Kinzer Lambert (6'4''-G) of Missouri So.
Braelon Walker (6'0''-PG) of Missouri So.
Tyrell Carroll (5'11''-PG) of Missouri Western
Bryan Hudson (6'3''-G) of Missouri Western
AJ Jackson (6'5''-F) of Nebraska-Kearney
Kanon Koster (6'4''-F/G) of Nebraska-Kearney
Josh Ihek (6'9''-C) of Northeastern St.
Diego Bernard (6'0''-PG) of NW Missouri St.
Ryan Welty (6'8''-F) of NW Missouri St.
Tyler Geiman (6'1''-G) of Washburn
David Salach (6'7''-F) of Washburn

All-Defensive Team
PG: Diego Bernard (6'0''-PG) of NW Missouri St.
F: Ryan Hawkins (6'7''-F) of NW Missouri St.
G: Jonell Burton (6'4''-G) of Lincoln, MO
F: Karim Mouliom (6'5''-F) of SW Baptist
F: David Salach (6'7''-F) of Washburn

All-Tournament Team
G: Joey Witthus (6'7''-G) of NW Missouri St.
G: Javion Blake (6'3''-G) of Washburn
PG: Trevor Hudgins (6'0''-PG) of NW Missouri St.
PG: Julius Jackson (6'0''-PG) of Emporia St.
G: Tyler Geiman (6'1''-G) of Washburn


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