Wayne State is the top seed and will host the 2012 NCAA Division II Central Regional Women’s Basketball Tournament March 9, 10 and 12. It marks the first time that Wayne State College has hosted a women’s basketball regional tournament. The Wildcats have qualified for the NCAA Division II Tournament for the third straight season and fifth time in the last seven years after winning the NSIC Tournament title Sunday in a 62-59 win over Augustana College at Taylor Arena in Rochester, Minnesota.
Wayne State College earned the top seed with a 29-2 record and will face #8 seed Minnesota State (18-10) in a first round contest Friday. Game times for the eight-team regional will be announced on Monday. The Wildcats and Mavericks met three times this season with Wayne State winning all three contests – 78-60 in Wayne, 83-45 in Mankato and 58-35 Saturday in Rochester in the semi-finals of the NSIC Sanford Health Tournament.
2012 NCAA Division II Central Regional Tournament First Round Pairings
Friday, March 9 at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska
#1 seed Wayne State (29-2) vs. #8 seed Minnesota State (18-10)
#4 seed Augustana (23-6) vs. #5 seed CSU-Pueblo (21-6)
#3 seed Fort Lewis (25-4) vs. #6 seed Mary (19-9)
#2 seed Metro State (25-3) vs. #7 seed Minnesota Duluth (18-9)