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IU Northwest to host A.I.I. Conference Women’s Basketball Championship Feb. 23-25

Two NAIA National Tournament bids up for grabs

Friday Jan 12, 2018

Indiana University Northwest is hosting the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Conference Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament on February 23-25.

The matches will take place in the Savannah Center Gymnasium, on the north end of the IU Northwest campus, located at 3400 Broadway in Gary, Ind., conveniently accessible from I-80/94.

Five teams from across the nation will join the IU Northwest women for the three-day tournament. The two teams advancing to Sunday’s championship game will receive direct qualifying bids to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Championship Tournament in Sioux City, Iowa from March 7 to 13.

The final matchups will be determined in early February. Currently, the quarterfinals will take place at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23; the semifinals at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24; and the championship game at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 25.

IU Northwest is hosted the A.I.I. Tournament in 2010 and 2011 when they captured their first two conference championships and earned first two NAIA National Tournament appearances. The RedHawks advanced to the A.I.I. title game last season and earned an automatic bid to the 2017 NAIA National Tournament. IU Northwest women’s basketball is currently ranked No. 3 in the A.I.I. Conference.

Tickets cost $10 for the general public (adults) and $5 for children under 12 years of age and are available at the door. Students, staff and faculty members of IU Northwest can purchase all-session three-day pass for $5 with a valid IU Northwest ID.

For more information about the competition, contact Anna Villanueva at 219-980-6944. For information on corporate sponsorship opportunities, contact Ryan Shelton at 219-980-6793.

2018 IU Northwest Women's Basketball Team

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