ONU women basketball to host Division III sectional
Monday, March 06, 2017 2:43 PM
ADA — After a correction by the NCAA, No. 5-ranked Ohio Northern will now host the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament Sectionals this weekend.
The NCAA inititally announced Geneseo State as the tournament host on Sunday, but made a correction 45 minutes later with Ohio Northern as the host.
The Polar Bears will host No. 20-ranked Geneseo State on Friday, Mar. 10, in a Sectional Semifinal game as part of a double header at the ONU Sports Center.
No. 18 Hope (Mich.) and No. 10 Christopher Newport (Va.) will also play on Friday night in Ada.
Times will be announced on Monday.
The two Sectional Semifinal winners will play at the ONU Sports Center on Saturday for the right to advance to the Final Four March 17-18 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich.
The Polar Bears (29-0 overall) are making their fourth NCAA Tournament appearance in the past five seasons and won the Ohio Athletic Conference regular season title with a perfect 18-0 record.
Northern completed the first undefeated regular season in school history and earned an automatic bid the the NCAA III Tournament after claiming the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament title on Saturday afternoon.
ONU then defeated Lakeland (Wis.) 68-36 and No. 15 Trine (Ind.) 55-48 to advance to the Sectionals.
Geneseo State (28-1) received an at-large bid to the tournament after being upset by New Paltz State (N.Y.) in the State University of New York Athletic Conference championship game.
The Knights downed Muhlenberg (Pa.) 65-53 and Rochester (N.Y.) 78-72 to advance to the Sectionals.
A total of 64 teams were selected for the Women's NCAA Division III Tournament.
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