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Women’s basketball headed to NCAA III Tournament regional at Cornell College

Monday, February 25, 2013

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The Calvin College women’s basketball team is headed to Mount Vernon, Iowa, for an NCAA III region hosted by Cornell College.  Calvin (23-3) will face St. Thomas (22-5) in a first round game at 6 p.m. (EST) while host Cornell (24-1) will face St. Scholastica (13-14) in the other first round contest at 8:30 p.m. (EST).  Friday’s winners will play Saturday at 8 p.m. (EST).

The Calvin/St. Thomas game will feature a pair of familiar opponents as Calvin and St. Thomas have met twice in a span of less than a year. St. Thomas defeated Calvin 83-72 in overtime in the 2012 national quarterfinals in Chicago, Illinois. The two opponents then met each other in the 2012-13 season opener in November at a tournament hosted by Millikin University with Calvin prevailing 78-72.

Calvin, ranked third in the most recent poll by, has made quarterfinal appearances in 2005, 2007 and 2012.  St. Thomas fell to George Fox in last year’s national semifinals.

Calvin is 18-14 all-time in NCAA III Tournament play. Calvin will be making its seventh NCAA III Tournament appearance under head coach John Ross.

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General admission is $6 for adults, $3 for senior citizens, students and children.

Calvin’s NCAA III Post-Season History

Calvin has now made the NCAA III tournament 14 times in the last 24 years
Calvin is 18-14 in 14 NCAA III Tournament appearances for a .565 winning percentage

1988  Great Lakes Regional (at Wisconsin River Falls)  Regional Semifinal:  UW-LaCrosse 68, Calvin 65; Third-Place Game:  Calvin 54, UW-River Falls 47.

1991  Second-round Game (at Adrian, MI)  Second-round Game:  Adrian 57, Calvin 50.

1993  Second-round Game (at Grand Rapids, MI)  Second-round Game:  UW-Whitewater 76, Calvin 68.

1996  First-round Game (at Grand Rapids, MI)  First-round Game: Calvin 60, Ripon 50.  Second-round Game (at Eau-Claire, WI) Wisconsin Eau-Claire 68, Calvin 47.

1997  First-round Game (at Berea, OH) First Round Game: Calvin 58, Baldwin-Wallace 55.  Second-round Game (at Columbus, OH) Second-round Game: Capital 66, Calvin 43

1998  First-round Game (at Grand Rapids, MI)  First-round Game: Calvin 56, Wittenberg 47.  Second Round Game (at Alliance, OH) Mount Union 57, Calvin 56.

1999  First-round Game (at Grand Rapids, MI) First Round Game: Calvin 60, Ohio Wesleyan 50.  Second Round game (at Berea, OH) Second Round Game: Calvin 75, Baldwin-Wallace 67.  Third Round Game: Wisconsin-Oshkosh 61, Calvin 59.

2000 First-round Game (at Grand Rapids, MI) First Round Game: Calvin 68, Lake Forest 42.  Second Round Game (at Columbus, OH) Second Round Game: Calvin 64, Capital 63.  Third Round Game: Baldwin-Wallace 76, Calvin 72 (2OT).

2005 First-round Game (at Grand Rapids, MI) First Round Game: Calvin 74, Franklin 60 Second Round Game (at Greencastle, IN) Second Round Game: Calvin 72, DePauw 63. Third Round Game at Calvin: Calvin 64, Albion 56.  National Quarterfinal Game: Millikin 63, Calvin 56.

2006 First-round Game (at St. Louis, MO) First Round Game: Carroll 64, Calvin 57. 

2007 First-round Game (at Wilmington, OH): Calvin 53, Thomas More (KY) 38. Second-Round Game (at Wilmington, OH): Calvin 73, Wilmington 67. Third Round Game (at Boston, MA): Calvin 60,  Southern Maine 56. National Quarterfinal Game: DePauw 74, Calvin 61. 

2010 First-round Game (at DePere, WI): St. Norbert 78, Calvin 67.

2011 First-round Game (at Grand Rapids, MI): Calvin 73, LaRoche (PA) 37. Second-Round Game (at Grand Rapids, MI): Chicago 67, Calvin 62

2012 First-round Game (at Grand Rapids, MI): Calvin 59, Wisconsin-Lutheran 47. Second-Round Game (at Grand Rapids, MI): Calvin 76, UW-Stevens Point 71. Third Round Game (at Chicago, IL): Calvin 68, U. of Chicago 50. National Quarterfinals Game: St. Thomas 83, Calvin 72 (OT) (at Chicago).

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