The sixth-seeded Bulldogs and top-seeded Huskies will square off in the first women's semifinal at 5 p.m. (EST) inside Michigan Tech's Student Development Complex Gymnasium at Houghton, Mich. Second-seeded Hillsdale will meet fourth-seeded Grand Valley State in the second game at 7 p.m. (EST).
Saturday's (March 7) championship game for the women tips off at 5 p.m. (EST). The eventual tournament champion will receive the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Tournament slated for March 13-16 at a site to be determined. Eight teams, including six at-large squads, will participate in the regional with the official announcement set to be released late Sunday (March 8) evening.
Tickets for the semifinals/finals may be purchased at the door one hour prior to the start of each session. Reserved seat tickets are $9 while general admission tickets are $7 and student tickets (ages 5 and up) $2 per session. GLIAC guidelines do not permit any complimentary tickets to be issued. An All-Tournament pass is also available for either $12 (reserved) or $10 (general admission). For additional ticket information, please contact the MTU's Central Ticket Office at (906) 487-2073.
A live video and audio webcast of both of Friday’s GLIAC Tournament Semifinal games along with Saturday’s championship contest will be available via B2 Networks for a $7 pay-per-view charge per game with Rob Bentley of the FSU Athletics Communications Office calling the action. The webcasts can be accessed either via the GLIAC website (www.gliac.org) or the FSU athletics website (www.ferris.edu/sports) by clicking on the B2 Networks logos. Live internet statistics will also be provided. For all media links, please visit the FSU athletics website prior to game time and click on the internet event schedule icon.
No Bulldog Radio coverage of FSU women's basketball will be available this weekend due to the spring break period.
Ferris State, which is currently 13-14 overall this campaign, advanced to the GLIAC Tournament Semifinals with a 73-68 upset of third-seeded Northwood on Tuesday (March 3) evening in NU's Bennett Sports Center at Midland, Mich. The Bulldogs have won seven of their last eight contests to date this year.
The Bulldogs are midst their 10th-straight and 11th overall conference tournament appearance. Ferris earned tournament runner-up honors in 1999-00 and 2003-04.
The Huskies, who are currently ranked 18th nationally, enter Friday's outing with a 23-5 overall record and defeated FSU 80-70 earlier this season (1/31/09) at Houghton. However, FSU rebounded for a 67-62 triumph at FSU's Jim Wink Arena in the second meeting (2/12/09) at Big Rapids. MTU holds a 36-23 series edge entering Friday’s 60th encounter and has won 12 of the last 19 series’ matchups overall.
Note: The official NCAA Tournament selections will be announced Sunday (March 8) at 9 p.m.
(EST) at www.ncaa.com.