Foresters headed to NAIA National Tournament

FOR RELEASE
2012-03-01

 

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has released its bracket for the 21st Annual State Farm-NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship and for the third time in four years, the Huntington University Foresters will be headed to the big dance having received the tenth at-large bid. The 32 teams are seeded in four brackets of eight teams and HU was given one of the #7 seeds.

The 32-team, single elimination format will take place from March 7 - 13 at the Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena in Sioux City, Iowa.

HU's opening round opponent will be Concordia University (Mich.) and they will face off at 8:30 a.m. CST on Thursday, March 8. The Foresters will look to avenge a 69-57 loss to the Cardinals back on November 19. Concordia enters the tournament with a 28-5 record and finished second in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) Tournament to receive an automatic bid to Sioux City.

The winner will take on the winner of the #3 Ave Maria (Fla.)/ #6 Eastern Oregon game on Friday, March 9 at 12:00 p.m. CST.

For a complete bracket, click here.

NeuLion is the NAIA's Digital Media Partner and official video-streaming company of 10 select NAIA National Championship events. The first 30 games from Sioux City, Iowa, will be available via live video stream for $29.95 and any single day can be purchased for $9.95. Also, one can purchase the all-tournament package of all four basketball tournaments for $49.95. For more information and to pre-register, click here

 

Date     DayMatch     Central Time
(Sioux City)
  Eastern Time
(Huntington)
 

Mar. 8

Thurs.

NAIA Division II First Round (L 69-60 Box Score)

8:30 AM

9:30 AM

Mar. 9

Fri.

NAIA Division II Second Round

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

Mar. 10

Sat.

NAIA Division II Quarterfinals

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

Mar. 12

Mon.

NAIA Division II Semifinals

8:00 PM

9:00 PM

Mar. 13

Tues.

NAIA Division II Championship

8:00 PM

9:00 PM
     

  

 

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 53 NAIA All-America honors and 187 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. 
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Ashley C. Smith
Associate Director for Media Relations
260.359.4171
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
260.359.4284