2000-01 Women's Basketball
Lewis-Clark State College
Plainview Queens Classic Announces Tournament Bracket
The College Division brings in four teams from the NAIA and four teams from the NCAA Division II ranks. Representing the NAIA are: the host, Wayland Baptist (TX) University; Lewis-Clark State College; Southern Nazarene (OK) University; and Lubbock Christian (TX) University. Wayland Baptist, Southern Nazarene and Lubbock Christian (11-13) all are from the Sooner Athletic Conference.
Three-of-the-four teams in the NAIA field were ranked in the final NAIA Top-25 Poll. Lewis-Clark State finished #1, Southern Nazarene (24-9) finished #7 and Wayland Baptist (20-12) finished at #17. Wayland Baptist was eliminated in the Second Round of the NAIA National Tournament, by Simon Fraser, Southern Nazarene lost in the Final Four and Lewis-Clark State was ousted in the Elite Eight. Southern Nazarene tied for first in the Sooner Athletic with an 11-2 record. They tied eventual National Champion, Oklahoma City, for first. Wayland Baptist finished fourth and Lubbock Christain wound up sixth. Lewis-Clark State rolled to the Frontier Conference regular-season crown.
The NCAA Division II field is comprised of: Arkansas Tech University from the Gulf South Conference; Midwestern (TX) State University and Southwestern Oklahoma State University from the Lone Star Conference; and New Mexico Highlands University from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
Arkansas Tech (24-7) was eliminated in the Second Round of the NCAA Division II South Regional held in Cleveland, MS at Delta State University. Midwestern State (8-18) finished the season in fifth-place of the South Division of the Lone Star Conference. Southwestern Oklahoma State (15-11) finished in a tie for sixth-place in the Northern Division of the Lone Star Conference. New Mexico Highlands (15-12) finished tied for first-place in the West Division of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
The tournament guarantees each team to play three games. The first game, at 8:30 am (all times CST), will match Southwestern Oklahoma against New Mexico Higlands. The next game, will match Arkansas Tech against Midwestern State at 1:30 pm. The winners of those two games will advance to the winners bracket game to be played Friday, November 24th, at 4:00 pm. The losers of those two, will play in a losers bracket game, Friday, at 8:30 am.
The NAIA-half of the bracket starts Thursday, November 23rd, at 4:00 pm, as Lubbock Christian battles Southern Nazarene. At 7:30 pm, Lewis-Clark State will take on Wayland Baptist. The winners will advance to play on Friday, at 7:30 pm. The losers will play Friday, at 1:30 pm.
On Saturday, November 25th, the schedule is as follows: at 8:30 am, the two teams that
are winless will play for seventh -place. The two winners of the losers bracket
games will go head-to-head for fifth-place at 1:30 pm. The consolation game will be played
Saturday, at 4:00 pm and the championship will be held at 7:30 pm.
Thursday, November 23:
Game 1: New Mexico Highlands vs. SW Oklahoma, 8:30 am
Game 4: Arkansas Tech vs. Midwestern State, 1:30 pm
Game 5: Southern Nazarene vs. Lubbock Christian, 4:00 pm
Game 7: Lewis-Clark State vs. Wayland Baptisit, 7:30 pm
Friday, November 24:
Game 9: loser Game 1 vs. loser Game 4, 8:30 am
Game 12: loser Game 5 vs. loser Game 7, 1:30 pm
Game 13: winner Game 1 vs. winner Game Game 4, 4:00 pm
Game 15: winner Game 5 vs. winner Game 7, 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 25:
Game 17: loser Game 9 vs. loser Game 12, 8:30 am
Game 20: winner Game 9 vs. winner Game 12, 1:30 pm
Game 21: loser Game 13 vs. loser Game 15, 4:00 pm
Game 23: winner Game 13 vs. winner Game 15, 7:30 pm
(all times are Central)
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