Postseason Play Continues for Four Southland Women’s Basketball Teams

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Postseason play for the Southland Conference continues as Abilene Christian headlines four Southland member institutions with a bid at the NCAA Tournament.Abilene ChristianThe Wildcats are coming off their first-ever Southland Conference Tournament title where they topped Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Sunday in a 69-68 thriller. ACU is making its inaugural appearance in the NCAA Tournament at the Division I level. The Abilene Christian program will enter the tournament as a No. 16 seed and will travel to Waco, Texas to take on No. 1 Baylor. Tipoff against the Bears is slated for 4:30 p.m. CT Saturday, March 23 inside Ferrell Center and will be televised regionally on ESPN2, plus streamed nationwide on ESPN3.NichollsNicholls (20-11, 14-4 SLC) accepted an invite into the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI) where they will square off with Southern Miss, Thursday at 6 p.m. The Colonels are coming off of their first 20-win season in program history and concluded Southland regular-season play on a seven-game win streak. Head coach Dobee Plaisance and her Colonels squad enter the WBI as one of 16 teams and will play their opening round contest in Hattiesburg, Miss. at Reed Green Coliseum. The game will be streamed on F. AustinStephen F. Austin earned an at-large bid into the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) after compiling a 25-6 overall record and a 16-2 mark in Southland play. The Ladyjacks will hit the road to take on the Mavericks of UT-Arlington in the opening round of the 64-team tournament, marking the program’s sixth overall appearance in the WNIT. SFA is set for a 7 p.m. start time Thursday inside the Mavericks’ College Park Center in Arlington, Texas. Thursday’s contest will be streamed on ESPN+.LamarLamar will round out the four Southland schools continuing their postseason contention with an appearance in the WNIT tournament. The Cardinals (24-6, 17-1 SLC) earned an automatic bid after capturing a Southland Conference regular-season title. LU will host South Alabama inside Montagne Center on the Lamar campus beginning at 7 p.m. Friday and will stream on ESPN3. Robin Harmony and her Lamar program will make their fourth appearance in program history Friday night at the WNIT.last_img