INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. --The Trinity University women's basketball team opens the 64-team NCAA Division III Tournament in Richardson, Texas, on Friday.
Trinity (23-3) meets the University of Texas - Dallas in the first round at the Comets' home. East Texas Baptist University plays Whitman College in the other first-round game. The winners advances to Saturday's second-round matchup. Playing times will be announced.
The NCAA Sectionals are slated for March 2-4, with the sites to be announced. The Semifinals and Championship games will be played March 16-17 at Rochester, Minn.
Trinity is competing in its third consecutive NCAA Tournament, and the fourth in six years under Head Coach Cameron Hill. Last year, the Tigers lost 69-59 to Whitman in the third round at Saint Paul, Minn.
The Tigers earned their berth by winning the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship last week in Colorado Springs, Colo. Trinity defeated Southwestern University 80-74 to claim the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Playoffs.
This marks the 10th time the Tigers have advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Trinity captured the NCAA Championship in 2003, and entered the event for the first time in 1995.