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Tiger women earn No. 2 seed

For the third straight season, the Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team is heading to Sioux City, Iowa.

The Tigers (27-6) earned the No. 2 seed in the Naismith Bracket and will take on No. 7 Indiana University East in the opening round of the NAIA Division II women's basketball tournament at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Tyson Events Center. IU East (22-10) finished in second place in the River States Conference standings and reached the RSC semifinals, where they fell to Alice Lloyd College 87-83.

DWU earned an automatic berth into the national tournament by reaching the Great Plains Athletic Conference championship and are ranked No. 7 in the final coaches poll.

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NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Tournament first-round games

March 7-8 at the Tyson Events Center, Sioux City, Iowa

Naismith Bracket — March 7

No. 8 Cornerstone (Mich.) vs. No. 1 Southeastern (Fla.), 5:15 p.m.

No. 5 Indiana Wesleyan vs. No. 4 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.), 3:30 p.m.

No. 6 Antelope Valley (Calif.) vs. No. 3 Southern Oregon, 9:15 p.m.

No. 7 IU East vs. No. 2 Dakota Wesleyan, 7:30 p.m.

Cramer Bracket — March 8

No. 8 Tabor (Kan.) vs. Saint Xavier (Ill.), 8:45 p.m.

No. 5 Rio Grande (Ohio) vs. No. 4 Morningside (Iowa), 7 p.m.

No. 6 Lawrence Tech (Mich.) vs. No. 3 Hastings (Neb.), 3:30 p.m.

No. 7 St. Thomas (Fla.) vs. Marian (Ind.), 5:15 p.m.

Duer Bracket — March 8

No. 8 Alice Lloyd (Ky.) vs. No. 1 College of Ozarks (Mo.), 12 p.m.

No. 5 St. Francis (Ill.) vs. No. 4 Valley City State (N.D.), 1:45 p.m.

No. 6 Friends (Kan.) vs. No. 3 Northwestern (Iowa), 8:30 p.m.

No. 7 Reinhardt (Ga.) vs. No. 2 Eastern Oregon, 10:15 a.m.

Liston Bracket — March 7

No. 8. Stillman (Ala.) vs. No. 1 Concordia (Neb.), 12 p.m.

No. 5 Northwest Christian (Ore.) vs. No. 4 Taylor (Ind.), 1:45 p.m.

No. 6 Bryan (Tenn.) vs. No. 3 Indiana Tech, 8:30 a.m.

No. 7 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) vs. No. 2 Jamestown (N.D.), 10:15 a.m.