The Truman Women's Basketball team was seeded eighth and will play host Drury (Mo.) in the first round of the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional on Friday at 6:00 p.m. in Springfield. The Bulldogs (20-8) won the Deaconess Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament on Sunday 58-45 over Maryville (Mo.) to capture the league's automatic berth into the field of 64 teams. The Panthers (24-3) won the GLVC West Division this past season and were knocked out of the GLVC tournament by Maryville in the quarterfinals 56-55. The two teams met on February 1 in Kirksville with Drury prevailing 93-86. The Bulldogs have been in the tournament twice before in 1982 and again in 1999. They lost to Chapman (Calif.) 49-46 and 17 years later returned as the number six seed to advance to the regional finals before bowing out against host Emporia (Kan.) State 110-93. Tickets will be available at the O'Reilly Family Events Center on gameday.
Prices are $10 for reserved seats, $8.00 for adult general admission and $4.00 for student general admission.