INDIANAPOLIS (March 7) â€“ The California University of Pennsylvania womenâ€™s basketball team was awarded an at-large bid to the 2010 NCAA Division II Tournament on Sunday night and will open play in the tournament against seventh-seeded Virginia State of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) on Friday, March 12. The Vulcans will serve as a host for the first two rounds with the Atlantic Regional Championship being played at the highest remaining seed on Monday, March 15.
The Vulcans and Trojans are schedule for an 8 p.m. tip at Hamer Hall on Friday with the winner advancing to meet the winner of West Liberty-Millersville on Saturday, March, 13, at 7 p.m. The winner of two games at Hamer Hall will advance to the regional final at the highest remaining seed.
Cal U has now made a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC)-record nine-straight NCAA Tournament appearances and has an all-time record of 18-8 in the tournament following back-to-back appearances in the Elite Eight. The Vulcans are one of three PSAC teams in the tournament field, as they are joined by No. 1 seed Gannon and No. 6 Millersville.
The Golden Knights are the host for the other half of the Atlantic Regional bracket after earning the automatic-qualifier (AQ) from the PSAC. Gannon will open against WVIAC-champion Fairmont State with the winner advancing to meet the winner of CIAA-champion Fayetteville State-Seton Hill on Saturday.
The Atlantic Regional Champion will advance to the Elite Eight in St. Joseph, Mo., which was also the site of the Vulcansâ€™ 2004 National Championship. For complete information about the Elite Eight, please click here
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