Titans to host men’s basketball regional, UW-Oshkosh and Ripon women face in-state foes
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The madness of March gets underway this week with the Division III basketball tournaments set to tip off. On Monday, the NCAA released the brackets for both the men and women with three area teams in college basketball’s postseason.
The UW-Oshkosh men, who claimed the WIAC conference tournament title last weekend against UW-Platteville, will host first and second round games this weekend. The Titans take on Blackburn this Friday at 7:15 p.m. with the winner facing either Dubuque or Cage Western Reserve University on Saturday.
UWO is no stranger to the NCAA tournament. The 2019 National Champions will make their sixth straight appearance, and 11th overall.
The UW-Oshkosh women received one of the 20 at-large bids after being knocked out of the WIAC tournament last week in the semifinals. They will travel to take on NACC champion Wisconsin Lutheran in Indianola, Iowa. The UWO women have a 31-14 record in the national tournament, and were one of 16 teams remaining when the last NCAA tournament was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.
The Ripon women will see WIAC champion UW-Whitewater in the first round of the tournament. It’s the Red Hawks second trip to the big dance in the last three years after they claimed the Midwest Conference Tournament title this past weekend. Ripon takes a ten game winning streak into their match-up with the 11th ranked Warhawks.
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