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2016 Division II Women's Basketball Championship field announced

DII Women's Basketball: 2016 Selection Show

INDIANAPOLIS--The NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Committee announced today the field of 64 teams that will compete in the 2016 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship.

Twenty-four conferences have been awarded automatic qualification. The remaining 40 teams were selected at large by the committee.

Seven of the regional tournaments, consisting of eight teams each, will be conducted March 11, 12 and 14 at regional sites. The South Central regional will be conducted March 10, 11 and 13. The eight regional champions will advance to the quarterfinals in conjunction with the 2016 NCAA Division II Women’s Elite Eight at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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The finals will be part of a larger 35th anniversary NCAA women’s basketball championship celebration taking place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis the first week in April.  Championship week will culminate with five championship basketball games and three national titles decided within a 48-hour period at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.  It will be the first time in the history of NCAA women’s basketball that all three divisional championships will be decided in the same city and venue. The Division I national semifinals will be played Sunday, April 3 at 6 and 8:30 p.m. EST. The Division II and III national championship games will be played on Monday, April 4 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., respectively, while the Division I national championship game will be played on Tuesday, April 5 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for all games are now on sale at

Conferences that received automatic qualification are as follows:

California Collegiate Athletic Association Cal State East Bay
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Philadelphia U.
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Virginia Union
Conference Carolinas Limestone
East Coast Conference Queens (New York)
Great American Conference Arkansas Tech
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Ashland
Great Lakes Valley Conference Bellarmine
Great Midwest Athletic Conference Ursuline
Great Northwest Athletic Conference Alaska Anchorage
Gulf South Conference Delta State
Heartland Conference Lubbock Christian
Lone Star Conference Angelo State
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Emporia State
Mountain East Conference Wheeling Jesuit
Northeast-10 Conference Bentley
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Sioux Falls
Pacific West Conference Azusa Pacific
Peach Belt Conference Lander
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference California (Pennsylvania)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Colorado State-Pueblo
South Atlantic Conference Wingate
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Benedict
Sunshine State Conference Tampa

Those institutions receiving at-large berths are, in alphabetical order, as follows:

Academy of Art 

American International

Anderson (South Carolina) 

Augusta University

Black Hills State


Cal State Dominguez Hills

California Baptist


Clayton State

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado-Colorado Springs

Columbus State


Florida Southern

Florida Tech 

Fort Hays State

Francis Marion 

Grand Valley State

Holy Family

Indiana (Pennsylvania)

Kentucky State


Missouri Western State

Montana State Billings

New York Institute of Technology

Northern State

Nova Southeastern

Pittsburg State


Saginaw Valley State


Saint Anselm 

Texas Woman's University

UC San Diego

Union (Tennessee) 

West Chester 

West Liberty 

West Texas A&M 

Winona State


Atlantic Region

Central Region

East Region

Midwest Region


South Central Region

South Region

Southeast Region

West Region





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