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Loyola to host NAIA men’s and women’s basketball games in March at Devlin Fieldhouse – Crescent City Sports

(Photo: Parker Waters)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Wolf Pack men’s and women’s basketball teams had impressive regular seasons, both capturing the Southern States Athletic Conference regular season crown. For these efforts, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) recognized both teams by making Loyola host of the NAIA Opening Round Men’s and Women’s Tournaments, which are scheduled for Friday, March 11 and Saturday. 12th of March.

Both tournaments will be hosted at Tulane’s Fogelman Arena at Devlin Fieldhouse, and it’s a knockout format with four games (two women, two men) scheduled for Friday, March 11 and two games (men’s and women’s Championships of the opening round) scheduled for Saturday. There are eight hosts for each of the men’s and women’s brackets, and the winners of the two-round tournament will advance to the final site of the NAIA National Championship. The men’s final site takes place at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri, and the women’s site will be played at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Starting in the Round of 16, the final four rounds of the NAIA Championship will be played March 17-22.

The Wolf Pack women’s basketball team is 19-5 overall this season and 13-3 in Southern States Athletic Conference games, and the men are 28-1 in the regular season with a 17-1 record in the league. Both teams are also ranked in the Top 25, as the women ranked 25th in the last NAIA poll while the men were No. 2, and both teams won the regular season SSAC championship, playing in as the No. 1. seed in this week’s SSAC Championship.

More information regarding opening round tickets, broadcast and match times will be released in the coming days. The NAIA will announce opening-round brackets on Thursday, March 3.

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION
If you would like to help sponsor the next regional basketball event, please contact Senior Alumni Engagement Manager Garrett Lacour [email protected] or visit online here – Sponsorship Opportunities.

DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS BRETT SIMPSON
“We can’t wait to bring great college basketball to uptown. Our student-athletes and coaches have worked very hard for this opportunity and we are thrilled that they can compete in front of the New Orleans crowd. We are grateful to Troy Dannen and the staff at Tulane who have been gracious hosts while we recover from Hurricane Ida. They have gone above and beyond to help us this season.

STACY HOLLOWELL, WOLF PACK HEAD COACH
“It’s a nice surprise and a great opportunity for Wolf Pack fans to see our team playing in the city. Would love to see the city of New Orleans support this group and pack Devlin Fieldhouse on March 11-12.

WOLF PACK HEAD COACH KELLIE KENNEDY
“It’s so exciting to be able to showcase NAIA women’s basketball on the national stage to our Loyola and New Orleans community. I know teams will love the chance to visit our beautiful city. What a great opportunity to be able to stay home for the first round and playing in front of a home crowd. I can’t wait.

OPENING HOSTS
Men’s Basketball Hosts
Alexandria, La., LSU Alexandria (La.)
Bourbonnais, Illinois, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)
Caldwell, Idaho, College of Idaho
Crestview Hills, Kentucky, Thomas More (Ky.)
Helen, Mont. Carroll (Montreal)
Lakeland, Florida, Southeast (Florida)
Marion, Indiana, Indiana Wesleyan
Montgomery, Alabama, Faulkner, Alabama
New Orleans, La., Loyola (La.)
Omaha, Neb., Omaha Sports Commission
Oskaloosa, Iowa, William Penn (Iowa)
Park City Collegiate Athletic Conference, Kansas, Kansas
Rocklin, California, William Jessup (California)
Talladega, Alabama, Talladega, Alabama
Waxahachie, Texas, SAGU, Texas
Wichita, Kan., Visit Wichita/Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference

Women’s Basketball Hosts
Alexandria, La., LSU Alexandria (La.)
Billings, Montana, Rocky Mountain, Montana
Bowling Green, Ky., Mid-South Conference/Campbellsville, Ky.
Crestview Hills, Kentucky, Thomas More (Ky.)
Dayton, TN, Bryan (Tennis)
Indianapolis, Ind., Marian (Ind.)
Lakeland, Florida, Southeast (Florida)
Marion, Indiana, Indiana Wesleyan
New Orleans, Louisiana, Loyola, Louisiana.
Newhall, California, The Master’s (California)
Omaha, Neb., Omaha Sports Commission
Park City Collegiate Athletic Conference, Kansas, Kansas
Plainview, Texas, Wayland Baptist (Texas)
Santa Barbara, CA, Westmont, CA
Sioux City, Iowa, Morningside, Iowa
Wichita, Kan., Visit Wichita/Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference

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