March 3, 2012

Listen Live: FSU Faces Ashland In GLIAC Final

Sunday, March 4
GLIAC Women's Basketball Tournament Championship
Ferris State vs. Ashland, 2 p.m.
Live On Sunny 97.3 FM & Bulldog Sports Network (Pregame @ 1:30 p.m.)
   Live Bulldog Sports Network Audio Broadcast
   Live Internet Statistics
   Live Facebook Scoring Updates
   Live Twitter Scoring Updates 

Ashland, Ohio - The Ferris State University women's basketball team will try to win its first-ever Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament Championship as the Bulldogs square off against nationally fourth-ranked Ashland in Sunday's (March 4) league tournament title game at Kates Gymnasium in Ashland, Ohio.

The contest is scheduled for a 2 p.m. (ET) start.

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning one hour prior to the start of the session.  Adult tickets are $10 per session (per day) or $4 for all students.

Sunday's championship game will be carried live on local radio station Sunny 97.3 FM and the Bulldog Sports Network with Rob Bentley calling the play-by-play action.  The broadcast begins with the Meijer Pregame Show at 1:30 p.m. (ET) from inside Kates Gymnasium and is accessible online via a free live audio stream at www.FerrisStateBulldogs.com.

Ashland University and the GLIAC will provide live internet statistics. Periodic scoring updates will also be available on Ferris State Athletics' official Facebook and Twitter pages.  

The Bulldogs advanced to the tournament final for the first in eight years by topping Tiffin 53-39 in semifinal play on Saturday (March 3) at Kates Gymnasium. AU beat fourth-seeded Michigan Tech 80-70 in the first semifinal of the day.

Ferris State will square off against Ashland for the second time this season in Sunday's title contest.  It will mark FSU's third-ever berth in the league final as FSU previously received runner-up honors in both 2000 and 2004.

Earlier this season (Feb. 11), the fourth-ranked Eagles topped FSU 66-56 at Wink Arena in Big Rapids. They own a current 27-1 overall mark to date this season and are riding a 27-game winning streak.

FSU (22-5) was the winner of the GLIAC North Division Championship this season with a 17-2 league mark while Ashland claimed the South Division crown with a perfect 19-0 league record.

The winner of Sunday's contest will receive the league's automatic bid into the NCAA-II Midwest Regional Tournament March 9-12 at a campus site to be determined.  Both teams figure to receive a bid to the national tournament despite the outcome as AU was listed first and FSU fourth in the latest regional rankings announced this week.  The official tournament selections will be released via www.ncaa.com on Sunday night at 10 p.m. (ET).


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