Thomas More to Open NCAA Tournament Against Carthage in Whitewater, Wisconsin

First/Second Round Website

(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) - The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has announced the brackets for the 2013 NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship and the No. 6/7-ranked Thomas More College Saints (27-1) will travel to Whitewater, Wisconsin to play No. 26/30-ranked Carthage College (23-4) on Friday (March 1, 2013) in a first round game at the Kachel Gymnasium on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus and 5:30 p.m. Central Standard Time.

The other first round game features the host No. 20/29-ranked UW-Whitewater (21-6) and Wisconsin Lutheran College (25-2) at 7:30 p.m. CST.  The March 2 second round game is scheduled for 7 p.m. CST.

The Saints are making their seventh-straight and 11th overall appearance in the NCAA Division III Basketball Championship after winning the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) regular season and championship tournament titles.

The Lady Reds won the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) regular season and tournament titles and are making their fourth appearance in the NCAA Division III Basketball Championship.

Tickets are priced at $8 for adults, $3 for students, and $3 for senior citizens.  Tickets will be sold at the University Center ticket office located on the UW-Whitewather main campus mall during regular business hours, and at the Kachel Gymnasium prior to the game.  Call (262) 472-2222 for ticket information.