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SOU men, women denied national bids

 Posted: 2:00 AM March 06, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The NAIA Division II Basketball Championship fields were released Wednesday, revealing that the Southern Oregon University men missed out by one spot and the women missed by two on the 32-team brackets.

The Raider men, who finished 22-9 overall, were 26th in the NAIA's final rankings, getting 70 points to 25th-ranked Concordia's 71. Concordia received the 10th and final at-large bid.

There were 11 at-large bids on the women's side, the last one going to 30th-ranked Roosevelt (Ill.). The Raiders (25-8), whose season ended in the Cascade Conference tournament championship, were ranked 32nd.

The men's tournament will be held in Point Lookout, Mo., and the women will be in Sioux City, Iowa. Both run March 12-18.

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