(Kansas City, Mo.) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) officially announced the 32-team field for the 34th Annual NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship. The tournament will take place at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Ky., for the third consecutive year from March 19-25.
The Loyola University New Orleans women’s basketball team (21-11), seeded seventh, will take on the number two seed Georgetown College of Kentucky (21-8) in the opening round of the tournament on Thursday, March 20 at 6:15 p.m. A victory would send the Pack to a second round contest on Friday, March 21 at 8 p.m. where they would square off with the winner of the first round match up between #3 seed Our Lady of the Lake University (26-4) and #6 seed Talladega College (26-4).
This is Loyola’s fifth National Tournament appearance with the last coming in 2012. The Wolf Pack earned an automatic bid to the NAIA National Tournament after securing the Southern States Athletic Conference West Division regular season crown. Georgetown, this season’s Mid-South Conference Tournament Runner-Up, is making their second consecutive and 10th total trip to the tournament. This will be the first meeting between the two schools.
Additionally, Loyola earned 31 votes in the final NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll of the 2013-14 season.