Dixie State basketball: Red Storm roll into regional

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Dixie State enters its fourth consecutive Division II West Region playoff with all cylinders firing.

The Red Storm, who open against CSU San Bernardino on Friday in Bellingham, Wa., won 15 of their last 17 games, including a 92-80 victory against Chaminade to claim the Pacific West Conference Tournament.

Steve Larsen and McKay Massey combined to score 43 points in the championship.

Dixie State (22-6), the 4th seed, and fifth-seeded CSUSB (19-8) tipoff at 6 p.m. (MT) in Sam Carver Arena. The winner advances to Monday's matchup against either No. 1 seed Western Washington or No. 8 seed Chaminade.

The Red Storm, who are outscoring opponents by 10 points a game, were also the regular-season conference champs. They feature four players averaging double figures, including Zach Robbins (13.1) and Larsen (12.7).