Juniata College to host 1st/2nd round games of NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship
(Posted February 28, 2011)
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HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Juniata College will host the first and second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship, Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5, at the Kennedy Sports + Recreation Center.
The full results of the 64 teams in the tournament were announced today at 3:00 pm.
St. Vincent College will play Greensboro College on Friday night with the tentative tip-off time of 5:30 pm. Juniata will play Gallaudet University at the conclusion of the first game. The winner of each game will play each other on Saturday night in Kennedy Sports + Recreation Center. Finalized tip-off times will be announced Tuesday morning.
General admission for tickets will cost $6.00. Tickets will cost $3.00 for senior citizens ages 62 and up, students with student identification, and children under ten years old. Children under two years of age will be able to enter the game at no cost.
This year marks the Eagles' third NCAA appearance, and its second appearance since Landmark Conference play began in 2007. The Eagles NCAA tournament history includes a record of 2-1, their first NCAA appearance was in 1986 and their last in 2008. This season, the Eagles gained the first Landmark Conference Championship in program history and improved to 21-6 overall with the win. The win gave Juniata the Landmark's automatic bid into the NCAA tournament.
Gallaudet University suffered a 50-46 loss to Keuka College in the North Eastern Athletic Conference championship game, but received an at-large selection into the NCAA tournament. The Bison enter the NCAA tournament with a 24-3 overall record, and went 20-2 in the conference. In program history Gallaudet has made the NCAA tournament twice, in 1997 and 1999. They have a record of 2-2 in the tournament.
St. Vincent College went 24-4 overall and fell to Thomas More in the Presidents' Athletic Conference championship game. This year marks the Bearcats' first ever NCAA tournament appearance, who are in their first season of full eligibility in NCAA Division III and received an at-large selection.
Greensboro College fell to Christopher Newport 53-47 in the USA South championship game, and went 26-2 for the season overall. They received an at-large selection into the NCAA tournament. Greensboro made the second round of the NCAA tournament last season. They have made the tournament four total times with a record of 4-2.
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