Fourth-seeded Central Missouri will open play in the NCAA Division II menís basketball tournament at 7:30 p.m. Saturday† in Mankato, Minn.
The Mules (22-7) will meet No. 5 Harding (Ark.) (21-9) in a first-round matchup.
The other first-round games are No. 3 Augustana (S.D.) vs. No. 6 Upper Iowa, noon; No. 2 Winona State (Minn.)† vs. No. 7 Northeastern State (Okla.), 2:30 p.m.; and No. 1 Minnesota State-Mankato vs. No. 8 Arkansas Tech, 5 p.m.