Women’s Basketball Team to Face U. of Chicago Tonight in Round of 16 Game
Sunday, March 04, 2012
The Calvin women’s basketball team will face the University of Chicago Friday night at 9 p.m. (EST). The game will be part of a four-team sectional at the University of Chicago. Tufts (23-6) and St. Thomas (28-1) will meet in the first game on Friday at 6:30 p.m. (EST) with Calvin (27-1) and Chicago (27-0) meeting in the other first round game Friday at 9 p.m. (EST) Friday’s winners will play in the sectional final Saturday night at 8 p.m. (EST) at Chicago’s Ratner Center. Tickets will be $7.00 for adults and $4.00 for students, senior citizens and children under 12. A limited amount of tickets are also expected to be available at the door Friday night.
Calvin is making its fifth trip to the Round of 16 of the NCAA III Tournament including its first trip since 2007 and its third trip under current head coach John Ross. Prior to this year, Calvin reached the Round of 16 in 1999, 2000, 2005 and 2007, advancing to the national quarterfinals in both 2005 and 2007.
Calvin will be facing the University of Chicago for the second straight year in NCAA III Tournament play. A year ago, Chicago defeated Calvin 67-62 in a second round game at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena.