February 21, 2015

2015 NAC Women's Basketball Championship Pairings Announced; Castleton No. 1 Seed

For the Interactive Tournament Bracket - click HERE.
For the Printable (PDF) Tournament Bracket - click HERE.

Castleton has earned the top seed for the 2015 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) women's basketball championship, which begins with quarterfinal matchups on campus sites Tuesday, February 24.

The Spartans (21-4 overall) claimed the top seed in the conference tournament after compiling a near perfect 17-1 record in NAC play and will earn a bye in Tuesday's quarterfinal round. Second-seeded Husson (17-8 overall, 15-3 NAC) will also earn a bye in the quarterfinals.

New England College (19-6, 13-5) claimed the No. 3 seed, while Colby-Sawyer (15-10, 12-6), University of Maine at Farmington (11-14, 10-8), and Maine Maritime (12-13, 9-9) earned the No. 4, No. 5, and No. 6 seeds respectively to complete the six-team tournament field.

Two quarterfinal contests will be played on Tuesday, as No. 3 New England College will host No. 6 Maine Maritime at 5:00 p.m. and No. 4 Colby-Sawyer will host No. 5 UMF for a 6:30 p.m. matchup.

Quarterfinal winners will advance to the semifinal round which will be played on Friday, February 27. Top-seeded Castleton will host the winner of the Colby-Sawyer vs. UMF quarterfinal at 6:00 p.m., while No. 2 Husson will take on the winner of the New England College vs. Maine Maritime quarterfinal contest at 8:00 p.m. Both games will be played at Castleton.

Semifinal winners will square off for the conference championship on Saturday, February 28, at 2:00 p.m. at Castleton. 

All tournament start times are subject to change.

The NAC Champion will receive an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship.

Click HERE for the Interactive Tournament Bracket.
Click HERE for the Printable Tournament Bracket.

2015 NAC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
All start times are subject to change

Quarterfinals • Tuesday, February 24 (at higher seeds)
No. 5 UMF (11-14, 10-8) at No. 4 Colby-Sawyer (15-10, 12-6) - 6:30 p.m.
No. 6 Maine Maritime (12-13, 9-9) at No. 3 New England College (19-6, 13-5) - 5:00 p.m.

Semifinals • Friday, February 27 (at Castleton)
4/5 winner at No. 1 Castleton (21-4, 17-1) - 6:00 p.m. 
3/6 winner vs. No. 2 Husson (17-8, 15-3) - 8:00 p.m.

Championship • Saturday, February 28 (at Castleton)
Semifinal Winners - 2:00 p.m.

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