Using a stingy defense of their home turf, the Greyhounds took a 68-64 victory over UA Cossatot to end the Colts' season and advance to the NJCAA Region 2 Tournament Championship game this Saturday at 2:00pm.
In their final regular-season game of the year, ASU Mid-South defeated the National Park College Nighthawks 90-73 Monday at The Dog House to secure the #2 seed heading into the NJCAA Region 2 Tournament held at home sites.
Shooting a paltry 20% from the three-point line, the Greyhounds succumbed in the second half to drop an 86-79 decision Saturday at UA Cossatot in the historic University of Arkansas Cossatot Bank of Lockesburg Gymnasium in Lockesburg, Arkansas.
With one of their two losses being at St. Louis Community College on March 1, the Greyhounds had redemption on their mind as they hosted the Archers Monday night at The Dog House. Mission accomplished.
Down 8 points at the half, the Greyhounds held the SAU Tech Rockets to 4 points in the first 8 1/2 minutes of the second half to take the lead, then held the visitors off down the stretch for a 73-71 victory Thursday night at The Dog House.
The Greyhounds scored 93 points against North Arkansas College, but saw Pioneer center Trent Lippoldt have a career night with 35 points and 24 rebounds as ASU Mid-South fell 109-93 Saturday in Harrison.
After the latest NJCAA Rankings came out earlier in the day and had the Greyhounds at #2 in the nation, ASU Mid-South could not escape with a win that night, falling 68-57 at St. Louis Community College Monday in Missouri.
Taking advantage of their deep bench, the Greyhounds snagged a halftime lead over the visiting UA Cossatot Colts before extending it in the second half for a hard-fought 89-70 victory Saturday at The Dog House.
Missing four games that were postponed due to weather, the Greyhounds returned to the court and began NJCAA Region 2 play with a 101-72 victory at South Arkansas Community College in El Dorado, Arkansas.
The Greyhounds moved up in the NJCAA National Rankings to #4 Monday afternoon, then moved to 6-0 on the season with a 107-69 victory Monday night over Crowley's Ridge College JV in Paragould, Arkansas.