Mineral Area Cardinals Snubbed by Committee, Left Out of Field of 24 Playing For National Title

(Park Hills, MO) The Mineral Area Cardinals are once again snubbed from an appearance in the NJCAA National Tournament after the bracket was released in the Selection Show Sunday on the NJCAA Network.

Mineral Area (29-3) boasted the best defensive team in the NJCAA according to Massey Rankings (13.16 Defensive rating), and the top college (JUCO, NCAA, NAIA, etc.) team in the US according to Synergy Stats, allowing 0.717 points per possession. The Cardinals allowed the fewest points per game among all NJCAA teams (57.4 points allowed per game).

MAC ranked as high as 2nd in the nation through the season and entered the final national poll at the 6th spot.

Two of Mineral Area’s three losses were at the hands of the Moberly Greyhounds, while the first loss this season came in OT at St. Louis Community College (DII). Moberly will play at Hutchinson, Kansas as one of eight at-large selections given.

MAC was one of two teams inside the final NJCAA top 15 to not reach the National Tournament with the other being Eastern Florida State College.

NJCAA MBB DI Committee Chair, Dean Myrick, was asked about the decision to leave Mineral Area out of the field of 24 during the NJCAA Selection Show on Sunday night.

The Cardinals’ season officially ended Saturday, March 9 in the Region 16 Championship loss to Moberly, 75-71.

Below are the teams in the tournament and NJCAA National Tournament bracket.


Scores

Farmington Wood Bat Tourn. (@ Engler Park), Qtrfinals
Friday - Final
1-Valle Catholic4
8-Hazelwood West3
Farmington Wood Bat Tourn. (@ Engler Park), Qtrfinals
Friday (KFMO) - Final
4-Farmington3
5-Greenville5
Farmington Wood Bat Tourn. (@ Engler Park), Semifinals
Friday (KFMO) - Final
1-Valle Catholic6
5-Greenville5
Farm. Wood Bat Tourn. (@ NC), Quarterfinal
Friday - Final
3-Sullivan6
6-Fox10
Farm. Wood Bat Tourn. (@ NC), Quarterfinal
Friday - Final
2-Festus2
7-North County0
Farmington Wood Bat Tourn. (@ NC), Semifinals
Friday 
 TBD-
 TBD-
Farm. Wood Bat Tourn. (@ Engler Park), 5th Place Semis
Friday 
 TBD-
 TBD-
Farmington Wood Bat Tourn. (@ NC), 5th Place Semis
Friday 
 TBD-
 TBD-
Fredericktown Wood Bat Tournament
Friday 
Fredericktown-
Kelly-
Friday 
Ste. Genevieve-
Central-
Friday 
Herculenaum-
Kingston-
Potosi/West County Tournament
Friday - Final
West County6
Potosi0
No Games Today
   
   
   
   
No Games Today
   
   
Friday 
Festus-
Farmington-
Friday 
North County-
Valley Park-
Friday, Game 1
Kingston-
Bourbon-
Friday, Game 2
Kingston-
Bourbon-
Friday 
Neelyville-
Central-
Friday 
Licking-
Potosi-

Broadcast Schedule

Friday, April 12:
9:30a, BASE, Farm Tourn, Qtrs: 1-VCath vs 8-HazW
12:00p, BASE, Farm Tourn, Qtrs: 4-Farm vs 5-GVille
2:00p, Base, Farm Tourn, Semis: TBD vs TBD
7:45p, MLB: St. Louis @ Arizona*
6:30p, NHL: Carolina @ St. Louis
Saturday, April 13:
8:45a, BASE, Farm Tourn: TBD vs TBD
11:00a, BASE, Farm Tourn: TBD vs TBD
6:15p, MLB: St. Louis @ Arizona*
Sunday, April 14:
11:30a, NHL: Seattle @ St. Louis
2:15p, MLB: St. Louis @ Arizona*
Monday, April 15:
7:45p, MLB: St. Louis @ Oakland*
TBD, SB, MAAA Conference Tourn. Qtrfinals
Tuesday, April 16:
7:45p, MLB: St. Louis @ Oakland*
TBD, SB, MAAA Conference Tourn. Semifinals
Wednesday, April 17:
1:40p, MLB: St. Louis @ Oakland*
8:00p, NHL: St. Louis @ Dallas*
TBD, SB, MAAA Conference Tourn. 3rd Place Game
TBD, SB, MAAA Conference Tourn. Championship
Thursday, April 18:
4:00p, BASE: North County @ Farmington
Friday, April 19:
4:00p, BASE: Kingston @ Fredericktown
6:20p, MLB: Milwaukee @ St. Louis*
Saturday, April 20:
12:20p, MLB: Milwaukee @ St. Louis*
Sunday, April 21:
12:20p, MLB: Milwaukee @ St. Louis*
1:00p, NCS (MRN): Geico 500 at Talladega
Monday, April 22:
4:00p, SB: Valle Catholic @ West County
5:50p, MLB: Arizona @ St. Louis*
Tuesday, April 23:
4:00p, BASE: Farmington @ Central
5:50p, MLB: Arizona @ St. Louis*
Wednesday, April 24:
11:20a, MLB: Arizona @ St. Louis*
4:00p, BASE: Valle Catholic @ Farmington
Thursday, April 25:
4:00p, BASE: Arcadia Valley @ North County
Friday, April 26:
4:00p, SB: Arcadia Valley @ Potosi
5:15p, MLB: St. Louis @ New York (N)*
Saturday, April 27:
2:10p, MLB: St. Louis @ New York (N)*
Sunday, April 28:
11:45a, MLB: St. Louis @ New York (N)*
12:00p, NCS (PRN): Wurth 400 at Dover
Monday, April 29:
4:45p, MLB: St. Louis @ Detroit*
TBD, BASE, MAAA Conference Tournament
Tuesday, April 30:
4:45p, MLB: St. Louis @ Detroit*
TBD, BASE, MAAA Conference Tournament
^ - denotes live video
+ -denotes game on KFMOsportsPlus
* - denotes game on B104.3