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March 11, 2013
Concordia Earns Berth in 2013 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament
The 20th-ranked Concordia women’s basketball team (23-6) has earned an at-large berth with the third seed in the 2013 NCAA Central Region Women’s Basketball Tournament. The tournament will be hosted by top-seeded Washburn University with quarterfinal games on Friday, March 15 in Topkea, Kan. at Lee Arena. Concordia will play sixth-seeded Augustana (24-6) in the quarterfinals at 12 p.m.
Augustana defeated Concordia 55-43 in the NSIC/Sanford Health Tournament Semifinals on Friday in Rochester, Minn., but Concordia is 2-1 against the Vikings on the season after sweeping the regular season. Augustana would also defeated #17 Minnesota State to capture the NSIC Tournament championship, receiving the automatic bid to the NCAA field.
The winner of the quarterfinal game will play the winner of No. 2 seed Central Missouri and No. 7 seed Southwestern Oklahoma on Saturday, March 16 in the semifinals. The championship game will be on Monday, March 18.
The Golden Bears picked up NSIC Overall and South Division Regular Season Championships in the 2012-13 campaign, which marked an 11-win turnaround from the 2011-12 conference season. Overall, the turnaround is currently a 12.5 game improvement.