Monday, February 28, 2011

Bison in NCAA Tourney!

The Gallaudet University women's basketball team is in the NCAA Division III tournament! The Bison received an At-Large bid to the despite losing the conference title to Keuka College over the weekend. Gallaudet will play Juniata College (21-6) in the first round at the team's faculty in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania this Friday. St. Vincent College will play Greensboro College starting at 5:30pm, then Juniata and Gallaudet will tip off when the first game is completed.

43 of the 64 teams earned automatic qualification to the women's basketball tourney. The first and second round competition takes place March 4th and 5th at 16 sites around the country. Second-round winners will advance to one of four sectional sites March 11-12. Winners of the four sectional games will advance to the national semifinals March 18. The finals take place at Illinois Wesleyan University's Shirk Center on March 19.

Gallaudet ended its regular season this weekend by splitting two games. The Bison beat SUNYIT (State University of New York Institute of Technology) by a score of 53-44, but lost to Keuka College in the league championship game yesterday by a score of 50-46. The Bison were winning by a double-digit margin but saw their lead melt away, thanks to a 14-0 run at the end of the game by the Keuka College Storm. That gave the Storm the conference title and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Keuka ends the season with a 24-2 record while Gallaudet was 24-3 on the year.

You can see the brackets here.