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(Maryville) -- The Northwest Missouri State men’s basketball team is the nearly-unanimous pick to win the MIAA by the media and coaches.

The Bearcats had 13 of the 14 first-place votes in the coaches poll and 19 of the 20 first-place tallies in the media poll.

Northwest went undefeated and won their second national championship in three years last season. View the complete release from Northwest athletics linked here.