UTAH TECH TRAILBLAZERS
Dixie State Basketball Qualifies For NCAA Division II Tournament
ST. GEORGE, Utah – The Dixie State men’s basketball team earned a spot in the NCAA Division II Tournament for the ninth time in program history.
The No. 23 ranked Trailblazers were announced among the NCAA’s 64-team field on Sunday, March 8.
Dixie State was slotted as a No. 3 seed in the South Central Region of the tournament. This is the Trailblazers last season as a member of Division II.
“This is great. This was something we set our minds to do this year and we wanted to go out of Division II with a bang,” said Dixie State head coach Jon Judkins.
We are dancing !!!🕺 pic.twitter.com/zgmSACcuAx
— Dixie State Basketball (@DIXIESTATEBBALL) March 9, 2020
The Trailblazers will play against the No. 6 seed Colorado School of Mines. The Mines finished the season with a 22-10 record. Colorado School of Mines defeated Dixie State 80-79 on January 2.
MBB: No. 23 @DIXIESTATEBBALL is the South Central No. 3 seed in the 2020 @NCAADII MBB Tournament South Central region and will face fellow #RMACmbb member No. 4 seed @MinesAthletics in the First Round this Saturday in Canyon, Texas!! #DixieBlazera
— Dixie St. Athletics (@DixieAthletics) March 9, 2020
Dixie State finished the regulars season with its first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship. The Trailblazers earned the championship tied with a school-record 23 wins.
This is the seventh conference title in program history. Dixie State won six conference championships as a member of the Pacific West Conference.
The start time for Dixie State’s tourney game is TBD and will be announced on Monday, March 9.