Nebraska has won the pennant! Okay, maybe not. The Huskers however are the number one overall seed for the NCAA Woman’s Bowling Tournament. Nebraska has received an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, and will be looking to avenge last years loss at the Raising Canes River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana against McKendree University.
Nebraska has won four straight tournaments to close the season. The Huskers have beat the second seeded McKendree in two of those four tournaments. Nebraska and McKendree will not be able to meet until the finals, if both teams make it through the double elimination bracket.
The Huskers will face the winner of the play in game, matching up Lincoln Memorial and Texas Southern. The Lincoln Memorial and Texas Southern matchup is set for next weekend.
The championship matches will be played April 12-14 at Tropicana Lanes in St. Louis, Missouri
Teams will be seeded and placed into the bracket, with two spots being determined after the completion of the opening-round matches. The championship bracket will be a double-elimination, with each round consisting of a best-of-three match that includes the use of three team game formats- baker total pin fall, five-person team match and a best-of-seven baker match play. The champion will be determined using a best-of-seven baker match play.
Bowling is cool. We are good at bowling. We should win a national title. We are great at bowling and should be a bowling school. The championship final will air at 6:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, April 14 on ESPNU and at 7 p.m. ET, Sunday, April 15 on ESPN2.