BLUE DRAGONS TO MEET CLOUD IN REGION VI OPENER

The Blue Dragon men's basketball team meets Cloud County in the opening round of the Region VI Tournament on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.m at the Sports Arena.
The Blue Dragon men's basketball team meets Cloud County in the opening round of the Region VI Tournament on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.m at the Sports Arena.

BLUE DRAGON MEN'S BASKETBALL

No. 11 Hutchinson (25-5) vs. Cloud County (6-23)
Region VI Tournament Opening Round

When: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Where: Hutchinson Sports Arena

Game time: 7:30 p.m.

Live Radio: KHUT-FM (102.9), 7:20 p.m.

Videostream:Blue Dragon Sports Network, 7:20 p.m.

Twitter: @bluedragonsport

Tickets: $8 Reserved; $6 General Admission; $5 Students (K-8)

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

The Hutchinson Community College Men's Basketball team is the No. 2 overall seed for the 2018 Region VI Tournament.

The Blue Dragons will play the 15th-seeded Cloud County Thunderbirds at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the opening round of the Region VI Tournament at the Sports Arena. The Blue Dragon women play Pratt at 5:30 p.m.

Hutchinson completed the 2017-18 regular season with a 25-5 overall record. The Dragons tied Barton for second in the Jayhawk Conference this season at 21-5. The Blue Dragons enter the postseason with dominant wins over Independence and Dodge City.

Pratt enters the postseason with a 6-23 overall record. The Thunderbirds have lost 12-straight games entering play on Thursday.

The Blue Dragons and Thunderbirds split games this season.

Cloud County needed overtime on November 15 in an 82-79 victory over then No. 1 Hutchinson. The Blue Dragons evened the season series with a 95-63 victory on January 20 at the Sports Arena.

The Hutchinson/Cloud County winner will take on the 7/10 winner on Sunday at Hartman Arena in Park City. Tenth-seeded Northwest Tech will play at seventh-seed Independence on Thursday.

Times for the women's quarterfinals on Sunday at Hartman Arena won't be posted until Thursday's opening-round games are completed.

2018 Region VI Tournament
Thursday, March 1 at home sites
Upper Bracket
No. 1 Coffeyville (26-4), opening-round bye
No. 9 Butler (14-15) at No. 8 Seward County (17-13), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Allen (10-20) at No. 5 Garden City (19-11), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Neosho County (9-21) at No. 4 Cowley (19-11), 7:30 p.m.
Lower Bracket
No. 14 Dodge City (8-22) at No. 3 Barton (25-5), 7 p.m.
No. 11 Pratt (12-18) at No. 6 Colby (19-11), Wednesday at 7 p.m.
No. 10 Northwest Tech (18-12) at No. 7 Independence (17-12), 8 p.m.
No. 15 Cloud County (6-23) at No. 2 Hutchinson (25-5), 7:30 p.m.

Quarterfinals – Sunday, March 4
Hartman Arena, Park City
TBA – Butler/Seward winner vs. Coffeyville
TBA – Allen/Garden winner vs. Neosho/Cowley winner
TBA – Dodge/Barton winner vs. Pratt/Colby winner
TBA - NWKTC/Indy winner vs. Cloud/Hutchinson winner

Semifinals – Tuesday, March 6
Hartman Arena, Park City
TBA – Butler/Seward/Coffeyville winner vs. Allen/Garden/Neosho/Cowley winner
TBA – Dodge/Barton/Pratt/Colby winner vs. NWKTC/Indy/Cloud/Hutchinson winner

Championship – Wednesday, March 7
Hartman Arena, Park City
TBA – Semifinal winners