Rose Women Heading to St. Louis


Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will travel to St. Louis to face Wheaton (Ill.) in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament on Friday night, in pairings released by the NCAA on Monday.

Rose-Hulman and Wheaton (Ill.) will square off at 5:30 p.m. Central Time on Friday in the NCAA Tournament First Round Game at Washington University (Mo.).  The winner will advance to the second round, which takes place Saturday at 7 p.m. Central Time.

Rose-Hulman stands 24-3 on the season and enters the NCAA Tournament with a 14-game winning streak.  The Fightin’ Engineers are making their first trip to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament after winning the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Championship Game 50-40 over Transylvania University on Saturday at Hulbert Arena.

Wheaton has a 23-4 record and enters the NCAA Tournament on an eight-game winning streak.  The Thunder defeated Illinois Wesleyan to capture the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin championship on Saturday to secure their NCAA Tournament bid.  Rose-Hulman has played three CCIW teams this season, recording wins over North Central and North Park along with a loss to Illinois Wesleyan.

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