UW-Whitewater goes dancing

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Gazette staff
Monday, March 3, 2014

WHITEWATER--The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournaments didn’t go well, but the UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s basketball teams had enough on their regular-season resumes to earn Division III NCAA tournament bids.

The Warhawk men’s squad earned an at-large bid in the 62-team tournament with a 23-4 overall record.

Coach Pat Miller knew his team would get a bid despite losing in Sunday’s WIAC tournament championship game at UW-Stevens Point.

The Warhawks will host the first two rounds of play.

Whitewater plays Northwestern (Minn.) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Kachel Gymnasium. St. Thomas (Minn.) plays Augustana (Ill.) in Friday’s first game at 5:30 p.m.

The winners meet Saturday at 7 p.m. with the winner advancing to the Sweet Sixteen.

Whitewater and Northwestern (Minn.) met during the Warhawks’ run to the national title in 2012. The Warhawks beat the Eagles 83-68.

The UW-Whitewater women’s team earned its seventh straight NCAA Division III tournament bid.

The Warhawks (22-4) travel to the University of St. Thomas for the first two rounds.

Whitewater plays Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.) on Friday at 5:30 p.m. St. Thomas plays Loras at 8 p.m. in the second game.

The winners play at 7 p.m. Saturday for a berth in the Sweet Sixteen.

Last updated: 11:00 pm Monday, March 3, 2014

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