FRANKFORT, Ky. – Women's basketball saw its season come to an end at the hands of No. 3 seed Wiley on Friday, 81-70. The Bears led on all but three occasions in the opening half and were tied with as little as 5:34 left on the game clock. However, Wiley would score eight of the last nine points at the free throw in the final two minutes to pull away late. It was a back-and-forth contest throughout as there were 14 lead changes in the game and nine different points at which the game was tied.
FRANKFORT, Ky. –Women's basketball upended No. 2 seed Oklahoma Baptist (28-6, No. 6 in NAIA) in the opening round of the NAIA Tournament behind 45 points from senior Alannah Sheets. The Bears needed every one of those points as they prevailed in overtime by a 94-91 margin. In the process, the Bears (20-12, ranked No. 25 in NAIA) advanced to the second round of the NAIA Championships for the sixth straight year while improving to 15-4 all-time in NAIA first round games.
PORTSMOUTH – Women's basketball earned a No. 7 seed and a date with No. 2 Oklahoma Baptist in the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Championship Opening Round as announced via the NAIA Selection Show Wednesday evening. The Bears were ranked No. 25 in the latest NAIA Poll, while Oklahoma Baptist was No. 6 in this week's poll. Shawnee State will open their national championship drive next Thursday, March 20 at 9.m. That will be the first game played Thursday morning.
PORTSMOUTH – Women's basketball knows it is now headed to the postseason for the seventh straight season and 19th time in the past 21 seasons. All eyes are now turned to the NAIA Selection Show which will air on the NAIA Watch Live section tonight at 8 p.m.