Going to the big dance

Lady Bulldgs earn invite to national tourney

The University of Montana Western women's basketball team gained one of the coveted spots in the 32-team field for the NAIA National Women's Basketball Tournament announced Wednesday evening.

Entering the tourney ranked no. 21 in the NAIA as the sixth seed in the Cramer Bracket, the 23-8, Lady Bulldogs will take on third-seeded Columbia (MO), the 11th ranked team in the NAIA with a 26-6 record.

The game is scheduled to tip off at 5:45 p.m. on next Wednesday, March 15.

All the game's in this year's tourney will take place at the Rimrock Arena in Billings.

For more information on the Lady Bulldogs first-round matchup, see next Wednesday's Dillon Tribune.