Women's Basketball Preview: NCAA Tournament First Round Vs. Cornell

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The fourth-ranked Hope College women's basketball team makes its 19th appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament and the sixth in a row this weekend at DeVos Fieldhouse.

The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association regular-season co-champion and tournament champion Flying Dutch face Cornell, Iowa in Friday's first-round game against Cornell, Iowa. 

Tonight's winner advances to Saturday's 7 p.m. second-round game at DeVos Fieldhouse against either Washington-St. Louis or Wheaton, Illinois.

The Flying Dutch have extended their longest streak of postseason appearances in team history. Hope enters on a seven-game win streak.

Tournament Homepage With Links to Video and Live Stats

RECORDS

Hope: 26-1 overall

HEAD COACHES

Hope: Brian Morehouse, 22nd season (555-184)

ALL-TIME SERIES

Cornell, Iowa: First meeting

Washington St-Louis: Hope trails 3-2

Wheaton, Illinois: Hope leads 9-4

LAST HOPE GAME

The Flying Dutch captured their 14th MIAA Tournament title with a 68-62 overtime victory against nationally ranked Trine at DeVos Fieldhouse on Saturday. It was Hope's second overtime game in as many days and the first overtime game in MIAA Tournament championship game history. Madison Geers scored 11 of the Flying Dutch's final 13 points at the end of regulation and overtime. On Friday, Hope defeated Calvin 63-58 in OT in the semifinals.

TOURNAMENT SUCCESS

Hope College is one of 11 schools to have both women's and men's teams in the NCAA Tournament. Hope is joined by Albright, Cabrini, Christopher Newport, Emory & Henry, Illinois Wesleyan,
Marietta, MIT, Thomas More, Washington-St. Louis, and Whitman

Hope College Women's Basketball NCAA Tournament Game Notes (PDF)

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