March 9, 2003
NKU EARNS NCAA TOURNAMENT BERTH
Norse to meet Grand Valley State at 8 p.m. Friday
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University womens basketball team received a berth in the NCAA Division II Tournament Sunday night and will play Grand Valley State University at 8 p.m. Friday in the opening round of the Great Lakes Regional at Indianapolis, Ind.
NKU (21-7) is the No. 5 seed and will face No. 4 seed Grand Valley State (24-6) in a rematch of the season opener, which the Lakers won by a 63-62 score. The University of Indianapolis (28-2) is the No. 1 seed and host, and the Greyhounds will meet No. 8 seed Wayne (Mich.) State University at 6 p.m. Friday.
If NKU defeats Grand Valley State, the Norse will meet the Indianapolis/Wayne State winner at 8 p.m. Saturday in the semifinals, with the championship game scheduled at 7 p.m. next Monday (March 17).
NCAA II Great Lakes Regional
(at Indianapolis, Ind.)
Friday, March 14
2. Hillsdale (23-5) vs. 7. Bellarmine (20-9), 12:30 p.m.
3. Lake Superior State (23-5) vs. 6. Quincy (23-7), 2:30 p.m.
1. Indianapolis (28-2) vs. 8. Wayne State (17-11), 6 p.m.
4. Grand Valley State (24-6) vs. 5. Northern Kentucky (21-7), 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 15
Hillsdale-Bellarmine winner vs. Lake Superior State-Quincy winner, 6 p.m.
Indianapolis-Wayne State winner vs. Grand Valley State-Northern Kentucky winner, 8 p.m.
Monday, March 17
Championship game, 7 p.m.