The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has released its 32-team bracket for the 21st Annual State Farm-NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Championship. The Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena in Sioux City, Iowa, will host the event March 7 – 13.
The tournament begins with first round action March 7 – 8 and ends with the championship final at 8 p.m. CST on March 13. The championship game will be televised live by CBS Sports Network.
No. 7 Grand View (28-5) will face College of Saint Mary (Neb.) (22-10) in the first round of the championships next Thursday, March 8, at 8:45 p.m. Grand View qualified as the MCC regular season and the MCC Tournament champions. Saint Mary, who received votes in the final Div II Top 25 Poll of the season, received an at-large bid. It is Grand View's fifth national tournament appearance and Saint Mary's second.
The winner of the first round game will advance to the second round on Friday, March 9th , at 8:45 p.m against the winner of Point Park (Pa.) and Corban (Ore.)
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.
NAIA Div II Women's Basketball Championship Info