Whitworth men, women headed to NCAAs

February 25, 2013 10:36 a.m. - Updated: 2:14 p.m.

The No. 8 Whitworth Pirates will host a men’s first-round NCAA Division III tournament game, playing the University of Redlands Saturday in the Fieldhouse.

Game time is 7 p.m..

The Whitworth women will make their second appearance in the NCAA Division III basketball tournament in Atlanta, Ga., where the Pirates will face Emory (22-3) Friday, March 1.

The Whitworth men (24-3) play host to the Bulldogs (22-5), winners of the SCIAC’s automatic bid into the tournament, in a rematch of a Dec. 19 game in Redlands, Calif. Whitworth won that game, 70-57.

The winner of Saturday’s game would face the winner of Emory, 19-6, vs. Randolph, 21-6, March 9.

Whitworth gained the Northwest Conference’s automatic NCAA berth by defeating Whitman, 93-72, in the conference tournament championship game Saturday in the Fieldhouse – the seventh straight tournament championship for the Pirates.

The Whitworth women (21-6) are one of three Northwest Conference teams in the tournament after defeating Lewis & Clark Saturday in Portland, 76-61, to earn an automatic berth.

The Pioneers, 24-3, will host a first- and second-round games at the Pamplin Center. Whitman, upset by Whitworth in the NWC semifinals, plays Cal Lutheran, 23-4, Friday, also in Portland.


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
Back to Spokesman Mobile