Oklahoma Baptist and Oklahoma Wesleyan were rewarded for their stellar seasons with top seeds in the NAIA tournament.

Each will receive a first-round bye in its respective five-team region.OSBNAIABridgeCMYK-A

OBU (50-6) comes into the national tournament as the No. 1 team in the country.  The Bison roll in on a 20-game winning streak, including winning the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament, and host the Shawnee region at Bison Field.

Oklahoma Baptist will play the winner of No. 4 seed Friends [Kan.] (36-23) and No. 5 seed Bacone (34-18), who meet in the region’s first game on Monday with the start time to be announced.

Bacone also comes into the region off a conference tournament championship.  The Warriors won their first Red River Athletic Conference tournament title with two victories over No. 11 LSU-Shreveport.

OKWU (52-6) is the winningest team in the NAIA coming into the national tournament and has not lost a game since late March.  The Eagles are the No. 3 team in the country and grabbed the top seed in the Jackson region.

Oklahoma Wesleyan will play the winner of Sterling [Kan.] and Houston-Victoria in the late game on Monday.

Oklahoma City (35-17) is the second seed in the Jackson region and will face No. 3 seed, and host school, Bellhaven [Miss.] (40-19) in its opening game.

The Stars have won six of the last seven, losing in the SAC tournament final to the Bison.

OBU and OKWU are the only two teams in the NAIA with at least 50 wins on the season.

Joey McWilliams lives in Durant. He founded and provides the bulk of the content for OklahomaSports.Net. He is a long-time sports journalist, having covered sports via radio, newspaper, television and the Internet since 2000. Joey was the color analyst for the Southeastern Savage Storm football and basketball teams from 2001-2011 and again for football in 2015. He also does play-by-play for Southeastern volleyball, basketball, softball and baseball on radio and streaming Internet video for Mix 96.1 in Durant. He can also be seen on the GAC Sports Network and as the play-by-play announcer on the Showcase Game of the Week high school football broadcast on KSBI in OKC. Joey is an alum of both Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma State University. He completed his second bachelor's degree in 2012, a journalism/broadcasting degree at OSU in sports media. He earned first place in the television sports play-by-play category in the 2012 OAB/OBEA competition. Joey also broadcasts regularly on the NFHS Network and was on ESPN3 for the 2015 Live United Texarkana Bowl and on the call of the 2016 Great American Conference basketball tournaments. Additionally, he is a recurring guest on the Spano and Black Attack on the Sports Byline USA Network. He also coached high school girls' and boys' basketball for seven years and high school football for one season at Victory Life Academy.