Mar 02, 2024

🏀 FHSU women seeded third in in 2024 MIAA Tournament

Posted Mar 02, 2024 10:30 PM

FHSU Athletics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Fort Hays State women's basketball team will enter next week's 2024 MIAA Women's Basketball Championship, presented by Southern Bank, as the No. 3 seed, announced Saturday by the league office.

The Tigers (22-6, 16-6 MIAA) finished the regular season in a three-way tie for second place in the conference standings, with Northwest Missouri State coming out of the tiebreak on top and the Tigers ranking in front of Missouri Southern.

The tournament will begin Wednesday (March 6) with first-round contests inside historic Municipal Auditorium in downtown Kansas City, Mo. before quarterfinals are contested on Thursday and Friday (March 7-8).The Tigers will first face off with sixth-seeded Central Missouri in the last quarterfinal on Friday beginning at 2:15 p.m. If FHSU were to advance to the weekend, the Tigers would play in the second semifinal on Saturday (March 9) beginning at 2:15 p.m. before Sunday's championship (March 10) is slated for a 1 p.m. opening tip.

This is Fort Hays State's 13th-straight trip to the MIAA tournament and their 15th trip overall since joining the league in 2006. The Tigers are 20-12 all-time in the tournament, including a 3-2 record as the No. 3 seed, a 2-0 record against the No. 6 seed, a 10-4 record in the quarterfinals, a 2-5 record against Central Missouri and a 15-11 record inside Municipal Auditorium.

The Tigers reached semifinal Saturday for a sixth-straight season last year, the longest active streak in the MIAA, while FHSU has reached the semis in 10 of the last 11 MIAA Championship Tournaments, three more than any other program in the league during that span.

Fans can still take advantage of discounted all-session passes for the 2024 tournament by stopping by the Fort Hays State athletics offices before Wednesday (March 6) at noon. All-session passes are just $60 when purchased through the athletic department but will be $85 at the box office.

FIRST ROUND – Wednesday, March 6
12:00 pm | No. 8 Northeastern State vs. No. 9 Emporia State
2:15 pm | No. 7 Nebraska Kearney vs. No. 10 Washburn

QUARTERFINALS – Thursday, March 7
12:00 pm | No. 1 Missouri Western vs. Women's Game One Winner
2:15 pm | No. 2 Northwest Missouri vs. Women's Game Two Winner

QUARTERFINALS – Friday, March 8
12:00 pm | No. 4 Missouri Southern vs. No. 5 Pittsburg State
2:15 pm | No. 3 Fort Hays State vs. No. 6 Central Missouri

SEMIFINALS – Saturday, March 9
12:00 pm | Women's Semifinal One
2:15 pm | Women's Semifinal Two

CHAMPIONSHIPS – Sunday, March 10
1:00 pm | Women's Championship