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Livingstone earns first NCAA berth
Blue Bears among 3 CIAA teams to make field
Published Monday, March 11, 2013 11:37 am
by Herbert L. White

Livingstone has earned a chance at the NCAA Division II basketball championship.

The Blue Bears, who've advanced to the postseason for the first time in school history, will face fourth seed Fairmont State in the Atlantic Regional on March 16. Livingstone, which is seeded fifth, is a school-best 22-6 and advanced to the final of the CIAA tournament in addition to winning the South Division.

No. 2 seed Winston-Salem State takes on seventh-ranked Slippery Rock and CIAA tournament champion Bowie State, the No. 8 seed, will play No. 1 West Liberty (W.Va.) on March 16 in the first meeting between the schools.

At least two CIAA squads have earned tournament berths each season since 1991.

The semifinals will be held on March 17 with the regional championship on March 18.  The championship game will be played on April 7 at Phillips Arena in Atlanta.

Shaw, the 2012 women’s national champion, will face Glenville (W.Va.) State in Erie, Pa., on March 15. Women’s first-round games will be played March 15, semifinal games on March 16 and the regional championship will be played on March 18. The women’s regional champions will advance to the quarterfinals March 26, 27 and 29 at Bill Greely Arena in San Antonio.

For championship information, interactive and printable brackets and live streaming information visit www.ncaasports.com.


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