GLIAC Tournament Central
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's basketball squad will take part in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament for the first time since 2013 as the Bulldogs travel to face Michign Tech on Wednesday (Feb. 28) night for a league quarterfinal-round game in Houghton, Mich.
The seventh-seeded Bulldogs will square off against the second-seeded Huskies at the SDC Gymnasium with tipoff slated for 5:30 p.m. (ET).
Ferris State owns a current 14-14 overall record to date this season and posted a 8-12 league record during regular-season play under head coach Kendra Faustin. The 14 wins are the school's most since reaching the NCAA Tournament in 2011-12.
Meanwhile, Michigan Tech heads into the quarterfinal round with a 23-4 overall mark and won the GLIAC North Division with a 17-3 GLIAC ledger.
Earlier this year, Ferris State took the Huskies to the wire in a 80-77 setback in Big Rapids on Jan. 11 before falling in Houghton by a 80-63 score last week (Feb. 15).
There will be no local radio coverage for the contest, but Michigan Tech will provide a live video webcast along with live internet statistics. Fans can follow all the action with links available at FerrisStateBulldogs.com or on social media via @FerrisWBBALL on twitter and facebook.
Four quarterfinal-round games will be played on Wednesday with the winners advancing to the GLIAC Tournament Semifinals and Finals on Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4.
The other first-round matchups in the GLIAC Tournament on Wednesday include top-seeded Ashland hosting eighth-seeded Davenport, third-seeded GVSU playing host to sixth-seeded Northern Michigan along with fourth-seeded Wayne State hosting fifth-seeded Northwood. As the number one seed, Ashland would host the GLIAC Semifinals and Finals in women's basketball next Saturday and Sunday (March 3-4) with a first-round win.
The winner of the GLIAC Tournament receives an automatic bid into the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Tournament slated to be held March 9-12 at a campus site yet to be determined.
Ferris has posted a 10-13 overall record in 14 previous league women's basketball tournament appearances and will be making its first appearance in the field since the 2012-13 campaign. FSU has finished as the tournament runner-up three times and reached the semifinal round in seven of its 14 previous trips to the league event.
Stay tuned to FerrisStateBulldogs.com for additional postseason information and to follow all the action.