Wichita, Kan. - (Bracket: Updated 2/23/13) - Dates and times for this coming KCAC Women's Basketball postseason conference tournament have been changed. Friday, February 22nd will mark the tipoff of the four quarterfinal match-ups starting the march to Championship Monday when the conference will crown its postseason women's champion on February 25 at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas.
Kansas Wesleyan University hosts Sterling College at 7:00 p.m. in Salina. Southwestern College hosts McPherson College at 7:00 p.m. in Winfield. Friends University hosts Bethany College at 8:00 p.m. in Wichita. Tabor College hosts Ottawa University at 8:00 p.m. in Hillsboro.
Quarterfinal #1: 8:00 p.m., Wichita, Kansas
The KCAC Tournament #8 seed Bethany (5-23, 4-14) travels to Wichita to take on the Tournament #1 seed Friends University (22-7, 16-2).
Bethany comes into the tournament with a 1-4 record in the month of February. Friends defeated Bethany in their first match up on January 10 in Lindsborg, 46-38, and in their second matchup in Wichita on February 9, 67-28. Friends enters the tournament winning their last 14 games, ranked #25 in Division-II.
Quarterfinal #2: 7:00 p.m., Salina, Kansas
#5 seed Sterling College (14-14, 10-8) travels to Salina to take on the #4 seed Kansas Wesleyan University (16-12, 11-7).
Sterling enters the tournament winning three out of their last four conference games. Sterling defeated Kansas Wesleyan in both times the squads met this season (68-66 on January 5, 61-57 on February 7). Kansas Wesleyan heads into the tournament after falling to #2 seed Tabor College 81-77 in the last regular season game of the year.
Quarterfinal #3: 7:00 p.m., Winfield, Kansas
#6 seed McPherson College (14-14, 8-10) travels to Winfield to face the tournament #3 seed Southwestern College (20-7, 15-3).
McPherson heads into Winfield on a four-game slide. Their last win came against Saint Mary on February 2. Southwestern defeated McPherson in Winfield, 71-51, on December 8 and then again in McPherson, 89-80, on January 31. Southwestern currently holds a seven-game winning streak dating back to January 26.
Quarterfinal #4: 8:00 p.m., Hillsboro, Kansas
#7 seed Ottawa University (9-19, 5-13) travels to Hillsboro to face the #2 seed Tabor College (19-9, 15-3).
Ottawa has split their last two games of the regular season, winning against Saint Mary and losing against #25 Friends. Tabor defeated Ottawa in both of their regular season meetings, in their first meeting at in Hillsboro, 56-32, and at Ottawa 57-55. Tabor has won eight of their last 10 conference games.
Semifinal games will be played Saturday, February 23. The top seed advancing from quarterfinal #1 and #2 will host a semifinal game on their home court. Top seed advancing from quarterfinal #3 and #4 will host a semifinal game on their home court. Championship Monday will be held February 25 at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas.
Please contact KCAC Assistant Commissioner Robert Brennecke with any questions.