LC State To Host NAIA Basketball National Championship Opening Rounds

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Tuesday the final group of hosts for the 2021 NAIA Men’s and Women’s Basketball National Championship Opening Rounds. Lewis-Clark State College will host both men’s and women’s events on March 12 and 13 in the LCSC Activity Center. In January, the National Administrative Council approved a basketball measure that reduced the overall field size. The basketball move will directly affect NAIA National Championship Opening Rounds, which will change from 16, four-team tournaments per gender to eight, six-team (three-team pod) tournaments per gender. Each opening round site will feature two, three-team “pod” tournaments (per gender) in which the No. 1 seed will receive a bye. The Nos. 2 & 3 teams will play each other on day one, and will face the No. 1 seed in that pod for the championship. The winner of that final game will go to the NAIA National Championship Final Site in either Sioux City, Iowa for women or Kansas City, Missouri for men. Information on ticketing for the events will be released at a later date.  (LC State Athletic News)