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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University women’s basketball team (26-5) will face the University of Rio Grande (23-7) in the first round of the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament. Game time is set for 5:45 p.m CT on Thursday, March 13, 2008 in Sioux City, Iowa.

Head Coach Mark Nore was excited after hearing the official announcement.

“It is nice to finally know who we are going to play,” said Nore. “It is an exciting time for everyone involved in our program. Now that the bracket is out, we can really begin focusing on our game preparations.”

Black Hills State will have a send-off party for the women’s basketball team on Monday, March 10, 2008. The team will depart the Young Center at 12 noon. All are welcome to wish the team well.

For more information, visit www.BHSU.edu.