The bids are out, the brackets are filled, and the NCAA Division II women’s basketball Southeast Regional is coming back once again to Clayton State.
The NCAA Division II championship committee officially released the 64-team field for the 2013 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Tournament, and number one-ranked Clayton State was selected as the host site for the NCAA Division II Southeast Regionals. The Regional will take place on Friday, Saturday and Monday (Mar. 15, 16 and 18) at the Athletics & Fitness Center.
This marks the third time that Clayton State, the Peach Belt Conference regular season and PBC Tournament champions, have played host to an NCAA Division II women’s basketball regional. The Lakers played host to the NCAA Division II South Atlantic in 2007 and the Southeast Regional in 2011.
Clayton State (29-0) will be the number one seed in the eight-team field and will play eighth seed Mount Olive (18-11) from Conference Carolinas in the opening round. The other opening round match-ups pit number two Limestone (25-3) against number seven Barton (21-7), number three Anderson (23-8) against number six Pfeiffer (24-6) and number four Lenoir-Rhyne (19-9) against number five USC Aiken (21-7).
The winner of the Southeast Regional will join the seven other regional champions at the 2013 NCAA Division II Women’s “Elite Eight” in San Antonio, TX, on March 26-29.