SEWARD, Neb. – Late on Saturday (March 13), the NAIA revealed the 16-team bracket for the final site of the 2021 NAIA Women’s Basketball National Championship. As the No. 13 seed, the Concordia University Women’s Basketball team will take on fourth-seeded Marian University (Ind.) at 6 p.m. CT on Friday (March 19). All games in the bracket will be held at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
Head Coach Drew Olson’s squad advanced to the final site thanks to Saturday’s 71-54 win over No. 19 Loyola University New Orleans in the opening round of Park City Bracket B. Taylor Cockerill produced a game high 22 points as the Bulldogs shook off a 14-point first half deficit. Olson has led the program to at least the national round of 16 a total of nine times.
In Indianapolis Bracket B, Marian cruised to a 92-69 win over Grand View University (Iowa). The winner between Concordia and Marian will advance to the national quarterfinals and play either fifth-seeded Morningside or 12th-seeded University of St. Francis (Ill.). That quarterfinal matchup will take place at 8 p.m. CT on Saturday (March 20). The dates for the proceeding rounds are March 22 for the semifinals and March 23 for the national championship game.
Tickets for the national tournament can be purchased online via the Tyson Events Center website: https://www.tysoncenter.com/. Cost is $15 per day for adults and $7 per day for students.