MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — The 2018-19 River States Conference Women’s Basketball Championship qualifiers and bracket are set after the completion of the regular season on Saturday. The eight-team championship will be held Feb. 20-26 at campus sites around the conference.
The higher seed hosts each game of the championship, which begins Feb. 20 with the quarterfinals. The semifinals are set for Feb. 23 with the finals on Feb. 26. The championship winner will earn an automatic bid to the NAIA Division II National Championship.
WVU Tech (21-9, 16-1 RSC) is the No. 1 overall seed and has already locked up a national bid as the RSC regular-season champion. The Golden Bears won the RSC East Division, and they open up the postseason at home versus Midway (Ky.) University (16-13, 9-9 RSC), the No. 4 seed from the RSC West.
IU Kokomo (17-10, 13-5 RSC) is the No. 2 seed from the RSC West and begins the championship hosting Point Park (Pa.) University (13-15, 9-8 RSC), the No. 3 seed from the RSC East. The IU Kokomo-Point Park winner will face the WVU Tech-Midway winner in the semifinals.
Alice Lloyd (Ky.) College (17-8, 13-5 RSC) won the RSC West Division for the second year in a row and is the No. 1 seed in its half of the bracket. The Eagles host RSC East No. 4 seed University of Rio Grande (Ohio) (16-14, 6-11 RSC).
IU East (13-16, 11-6 RSC) claimed the No. 2 seed from the RSC East and will host No. 3 Cincinnati Christian University (14-15, 10-8 RSC) from the RSC West. The IU East-CCU winner will play the Alice Lloyd-Rio Grande winner.
The RSC Game Central presented by Stretch Internet will provide live streaming video broadcasts of all RSC Women’s Basketball Championship games at RiverStatesConference.com/Stretch. Subscribe to watch live or on-demand for $7.95 per game or $19.99 for all seven games of the tournament. An RSC all-access pass is available for $49.99 for access to all RSC championship events streamed throughout the 2018-19 year.
2018-19 RIVER STATES CONFERENCE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Feb. 20-26 at Campus Sites (Higher Seed hosts each game — All Times Eastern)
|Feb. 20 — Quarterfinals||Time||Watch Live|
|(#4 West) Midway (Ky.) at (#1 East) WVU Tech||5:30 p.m.||Watch Live|
|(#3 East) Point Park (Pa.) at (#2 West) IU Kokomo||5:30 p.m.||Watch Live|
|(#3 West) Cincinnati Christian at (#2 East) IU East||5:30 p.m.||Watch Live|
|(#4 East) Rio Grande (Ohio) at (#1 West) Alice Lloyd (Ky.)||7:00 p.m.||Watch Live|
|Feb. 23 — Semifinals|
|Midway-WVU Tech winner vs. Point Park-IU Kokomo winner||TBA||Watch Live|
|CCU-IU East winner vs. Rio Grande-Alice Lloyd winner||TBA||Watch Live|
|Feb. 26 — Finals|
|Remaining teams (at higher seed)||TBA||Watch Live|