BLUE DRAGON WOMEN DRAW PRATT IN OPENING ROUND

Dejanae Roebuck and the Blue Dragon women take on the Pratt Beavers in the opening round of the Region VI Tournament on Thursday, 5:30 p.m. at the Sports Arena. (Joel Powers/Blue Dragon Sports Information)
Dejanae Roebuck and the Blue Dragon women take on the Pratt Beavers in the opening round of the Region VI Tournament on Thursday, 5:30 p.m. at the Sports Arena. (Joel Powers/Blue Dragon Sports Information)

BLUE DRAGON WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

No. 22 Hutchinson (25-5) vs. Pratt (3-26)
Region VI Tournament Opening Round

When: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Where: Hutchinson Sports Arena

Game time: 5:30 p.m.

Live Radio: KHUT-FM (102.9), 5:20 p.m.

Videostream: Blue Dragon Sports Network, 5:20 p.m.

Twitter: @bluedragonsport

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

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

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

The Blue Dragons will play the 15th-seeded Pratt Beavers at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the opening round of the Region VI Tournament at the Sports Arena. The women's game will be the first of two postseason games at the Arena on Thursday. The Blue Dragon men play host to Cloud County at 7:30 p.m.

Hutchinson completed the 2017-18 regular season with a 25-5 overall record, entering postseason play on a five-game winning streak. The Blue Dragons and Independence tied for second place in the Jayhawk with 21-5 records, but Hutchinson owned the tiebreaker with the Pirates after a regular-season sweep of Indy.

Pratt enters the postseason with a 3-26 overall record. The Beavers have dropped six in a row and are 1-9 in their last 10 games.

The Blue Dragons swept Pratt in the regular season. Hutch won the first meeting 64-31 on November 18 in Pratt, and then defeated the Beavers 74-47 at the Sports Arena on January 24.

The Hutchinson-Pratt winner will face the 7/10 matchup on Monday at Hartman Arena in Park City. Seventh-seeded Garden City will play host to 10th-seeded Northwest Tech on Thursday.

Times for the women's quarterfinals on Monday 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 Seward County (27-3), opening-round bye
No. 9 Barton (16-14) at No. 8 Coffeyville (15-15), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Allen (7-23) at No. 5 Butler (20-9), 5:30 p.m.
No. 13 Neosho County (7-23) at No. 4 Cowley (24-6), 5:30 p.m.
Lower Bracket
No. 14 Colby (5-25) at No. 3 Independence (23-6), 6 p.m.
No. 11 Dodge City (11-18) at No. 6 Cloud County (19-10), 6 p.m.
No. 10 Northwest Tech (20-10) at No. 7 Garden City (19-11) 6 p.m.
No. 15 Pratt (3-26) at No. 2 Hutchinson (25-5), 5:30 p.m.

Quarterfinals – Monday, March 5
Hartman Arena, Park City
TBA - Barton/Coffeyville winner vs Seward County
TBA - Allen/Butler winner vs Neosho County/Cowley winner
TBA - Colby/Independence winner vs Dodge City/Cloud County winner
TBA - NWKTC/Garden City winner vs Pratt/Hutchinson winner

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

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