Women’s basketball will play Loyola on Thursday at Nationals

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has officially announced the 32 qualifiers and bracket for the 39th annual NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship, presented by Visit Billings. The event returns to Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark in Billings, Mont., March 13 – 19. OLLU earned an automatic bid after capturing the Red River Athletic Conference title. The Saints (25-6) are slated to play Loyola (26-6), a team that OLLU has lost three of three games. The first came in 2010, 45-64; at the NAIA tournament in 2014, 67-72; and last year at nationals 86-89. Loyola is ranked No. 22 in the NAIA Coaches’ Poll, while OLLU is No. 14. The teams will play Thursday, March 14 at 9 a.m. in the Liston Bracket. Read full story here.