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Pointers to host Northwestern College in first round of NCAA Tournament


STEVENS POINT, Wis. - The UW-Stevens Point men's basketball team will host Northwestern College (Minn.) in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Saturday, March 2.

UWSP finished the regular season 21-4 overall and 14-2 in conference en route to winning the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title.

The Pointers were undefeated at home through the regular season.

UWSP earned an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament after being ranked in the top-25 of the D3hoops.com weekly poll all season, peaking at No. 5 on two different occasions.

This marks the Pointers' seventh consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.

The last time UWSP hosted an NCAA Tournament game was when the Pointers were crowned NCAA Division III Champions in 2009-10. The Pointers hosted and defeated Carleton College in the first round, St. Norbert in the second round, and UT-Dallas and Illinois-Wesleyan in the sectionals.

The Eagles qualify for the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive season after beating Bethany Lutheran College in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Tournament championship game.

NWC finished the regular season 21-6 overall and 12-2 in conference play.

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