INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- The Augustana men's and women's basketball teams are headed to the NCAA DIvision II tournament.

The NCAA announced the tournament fields on Sunday.  The Viking women are the No. 6 seed in the Central Region and will take on third seed Concordia-St. Paul on Saturday in Topeka, Kan.  Augustana earned an automatic bid by defeating Minnesota State-Mankato 81-73 Saturday in the championship game of the NSIC/Sanford Health Women's Basketball Tournament.

The Central Region is made up of teams from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, Great American Conference and the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

Minnesota State is the third team from the NSIC to make the tournament.  The Mavericks are the No. 4 seed and will face GAC member Arkansas Tech.

Washburn will host the Central Region tournament as the top seed, and faces No. 8 seed and MIAA tournament champion Emporia State.

Should the Vikings win, they will face the winner between No. 2 seed Central Missouri and No. 7 seed Southwestern Oklahoma State on Sunday.

FULL BRACKET

The Augustana men have also advanced to the Central Region tournament.  The Vikings are the third seed and face NSIC foe and No. 6 seed Upper Iowa on Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

Augustana finished third in the NSIC and reached the semifinals of the NSIC/Sanford Health Tournament before losing to Minnesota State-Mankato 87-66.

This will be the second straight NCAA Tournament appearance for the Vikings and the 11th in school history.  Augustana is 8-12 all-time in NCAA postseason competition.

Minnesota State is the No. 1 seed and will host the men's Central Region tournament March 16-19 at the Taylor Center.

INTERACTIVE BRACKET

Tickets for the men's regional are $15 for reserved seats, $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens, children (ages 5-17) and college students with valid student IDs. Tickets can be purchased online at msumavericktickets.com beginning Monday, at 12:00 p.m. Tickets will not be mailed but fans have the option of printing their own tickets online or they will be available for pick-up at the MSU Athletics Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tickets that are not picked up can be claimed at Taylor Center Will Call on the day of the game. Online ticket availability closes at 9:00 p.m., the day prior to each session.