The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s basketball team will host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Division III Championship this Friday and Saturday at Kachel Gymnasium in Whitewater.
The Warhawks (23-3 overall) will face Redlands (Calif.) in the first round Friday at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by winning the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament championship.
Trine (Ind.) and Benedictine (Ill.) complete the four-team pod and will square off in the first round Friday at 5 p.m. The Thunder earned a Pool C, or at-large, berth to the NCAA Tournament after reaching the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament championship game. The Eagles also claimed an at-large bid after finishing as runner-up in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Tournament.
UW-Whitewater earned an at-large bid to the national tournament, its fifth consecutive appearance and 12th in the last 13 years. The team claimed the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season championship with a 13-1 league record and reached the semifinals of the WIAC Tournament last week.
The Warhawks were first in the NCAA Central Region rankings last week.
See below for the complete weekend schedule.
Friday, March 6
Game 1: Trine (home) vs. Benedictine, 5 p.m.
Game 2: UW-Whitewater (home) vs. Redlands, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 3
Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 7 p.m.
*host will be the home team; if host does not advance, winner of Game 1 will be home team