College Sports

Lady Lynx earn NAIA tournament berth

The No. 25 Lindenwood University-Belleville women’s basketball team received an at-large berth to the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championships on Wednesday.

The tournament will take place at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark in Billings, Mont., March 15-21.

The Lady Lynx are in the Liston Bracket. The top seed of that bracket went to No. 3 Shawnee State. LU-Belleville picked up the No. 7 seed and is matched with No. 2 seed and fifth-ranked Vanguard University. The two teams will play at 9:45 p.m. March 16.

Vanguard enters the tournament with a 27-3 overall record, going 15-1 in the Golden State Athletic Conference.

The winner will play either third-seeded Montana State-Northern or sixth-seeded Loyola.