Cowboys Set For NCAA Sectional Tournament

March 8th, 2017 - ABILENE, Texas - Hardin-Simmons’ men’s basketball team is set for the NCAA Division III Basketball Championship Sectional round this weekend in Marietta, Ohio.

The Cowboys are 24-6 on the year and will face top-ranked and undefeated Whitman in the round of 16 on Friday at 4 p.m. CST. Marietta College and the University of Rochester will play in the other sectional semifinal at 7 p.m. CST. The two winners will play Saturday at 6 p.m. CST with a trip to the Final Four on the line.

HSU’s 24 wins are a school record and the trip to the third round is the first in school history as well. The games are being played in Marietta, Ohio, which is just across the river from where head coach Craig Carse grew up in Sistersville, West Virginia.

Hardin-Simmons is hosting a viewing party for fans at the school in the Johnson Building Multi-Purpose room and fans are encouraged to register at so organizers can plan accordingly. The event is free of charge.

In Marietta, HSU will also be hosting a pregame reception at the Galley Restaurant ( Game tickets will be available for purchase at the event.

If you can’t be at the game or either of the two HSU hosted events you can always watch online at

On social media, we will be using the hashtag #HSUhoops.

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