Bruins to Host Puget Sound in Northwest Conference Tournament Game on Thursday
NEWBERG, Ore. – Hoping to take another step toward a berth in the NCAA Division III National Tournament, the George Fox University Bruins will host the University of Puget Sound Loggers Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7:00 p.m. in one of two semi-final games in the Northwest Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament.
George Fox is the #1 seed in the NWC Tournament while Puget Sound is the #4 seed. In the other semi-final contest, #2 seed Lewis & Clark College will host #3 seed Whitman College, also Thursday at 7:00 p.m. The championship game will be Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at the site of the highest-remaining seed, with the winner earning the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA National Tournament.
Tickets: Ticket prices for all NWC Tournament games at George Fox’s Wheeler Sports Center / Miller Gym will be $6 for adults, and $3 for children age 12 and up and seniors 55 and over. All adults must purchase a ticket; school passes are not valid for the conference tournament. Children 6 and under who are not in school are free, as are students from the participating schools with a valid student ID. Tickets for the tournament will be sold at the door; advance tickets are not available.
Multimedia: For fans who cannot attend, George Fox will provide live audio internet coverage through campus station KFOX Radio for all Bruin games, as well as live video through Stretch Internet and live stats. The links:
Top-seeded George Fox (25-0, NWC 16-0) is ranked No. 3 in the NCAA Division III and has completed its second undefeated regular season in four years (the 2008-09 team went on to win the NCAA national title with a perfect 32-0 record). The Bruins have gone unbeaten in conference three of the last four years (also in 2008-09 and 2009-10), the only NWC team to do so more than once.
Puget Sound is 13-12 overall and went 9-7 in conference play. Lewis & Clark is 23-2 overall, ranked No. 9 nationally, and went 14-2 in the league, their only losses coming at the hands of the Bruins. Whitman is 16-9 overall and 12-4 in the conference.