NCAA II West Coast Regionals - Round 2

Teams from all over the West Coast gather at Western Washington University for NCAA II basketball regional tournament. The grand prize: moving on the Elite 8. Both men's and women's basketball teams finished top of the GNAC and entered postseason ranked number 1. After two rounds of play, both teams proved themselves, and today enter third round and final round held at WWU's campus. But during the final round, not only the teams are better, they hold a rivalry history. WWU men's team plays Seattle Pacific University who beat them in their last competition during the final second of the game for the GNAC championship. WWU women's team plays Simon Fraser University, who they defeated during their last meet in the GNAC championship. But when it comes to the post season, anything can happen.

A few scenes from last night's round two match ups. WWU men versus California State University San Bernardino WWU women versus California State University Monterey Bay

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Western's Chris Mitchell (42) goes for a loose ball during the second half. Western Washington University men's basketball team defeated California State University San Bernardino 86-77, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, during the semi-final game of the NCAA II West Regional playoffs at WWU in Bellingham.

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Western's Rico Wilkins (3), right, drives to the net during the half after a fast break. Western Washington University men's basketball team defeated California State University San Bernardino 86-77, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, during the semi-final game of the NCAA II West Regional playoffs at WWU in Bellingham.

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Western's John Allen (20) takes a jump shot during the second half to pull Western ahead after being tied 51-51. Western Washington University men's basketball team defeated California State University San Bernardino 86-77, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, during the semi-final game of the NCAA II West Regional playoffs at WWU in Bellingham.

 

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Western rallies at half court just before tip-off. Western Washington University women's basketball team defeated California State University Monterey Bay 71-63, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, during the semi-final game of the NCAA II West Regional playoffs at WWU in Bellingham.

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Western's Jenni White (22) goes for net during the first half. Western Washington University women's basketball team defeated California State University Monterey Bay 71-63, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, during the semi-final game of the NCAA II West Regional playoffs at WWU in Bellingham.

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Western's Britt Harris (32), left, grabs a rebound during the second half. Western Washington University women's basketball team defeated California State University Monterey Bay 71-63, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, during the semi-final game of the NCAA II West Regional playoffs at WWU in Bellingham.