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NIACC faces Lake Michigan in national tournament opener


This news story was published on March 8, 2016.
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niacc_trojans_logoOVERLAND PARK, KANSAS – The seventh-seeded NIACC women’s basketball team faces 10th seeded Lake Michigan at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the opening round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament on the Johnson County CC campus.

No. 13 NIACC (22-10) advanced to its second national tournament in three season with an 83-80 victory over DMACC in the NJCAA Region XI final in Mason City last Saturday.

No. 15 Lake Michigan (26-5) topped Kalamazoo Valley CC 68-65 in its regional final last Saturday.

The winner of the NIACC/Lake Michigan contest faces either second-seed Illinois Central or 15th seeded Union County in the quarterfinals at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

The loser of the NIACC/Lake Michigan game faces the Illinois Central/Union County loser at 3 p.m. on Wednesday in the consolation bracket.

FIRST-ROUND PAIRINGS

Tuesday, March 15
(2) Illinois Central vs. (15) Union County College (N.J.), 9 a.m.
(7) NIACC vs. (10) Lake Michigan, 11 a.m.
(3) Pima CC (Ariz.) vs. (14) Hagerstown (Md.), 1 p.m.
(6) Cape Fear CC (N.C.) vs. (11) St. Clair County CC (Mich.), 3 p.m.
(1) Monroe CC (N.Y.) vs. (16) United Tribes Tech (N.D., 6 p.m.
(8) North Arkansas College vs. (9) Kankakee CC (Ill.), 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 16
(4) Kansas City CC (Kan.) vs. (13) Waubonsee CC (Ill.), 11 a.m.
(5) Owens CC (Ohio) vs. (12) Dean College (Mass.), 1 p.m.

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