ELLISVILLE – The Jones College Lady Bobcats know who they will face in the NJCAA Division I Tournament.
Head coach Missy Bilderback's team is seeded No. 9 and will play the No. 24 seed, Three Rivers (Missouri), at noon on March 18 in round one of the national tournament at the Rip Griffin Center on the campus of Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, Texas.
Jones is 27-2 and was ranked No. 13 in the final regular season poll. The Lady Bobcats have won three straight MACJC and Region 23 championships and will be playing in the national tournament for the third straight season.
Jones is coming off a 68-57 win over Mississippi Gulf Coast in the region championship game.
Three Rivers is 27-3 and was rated No. 22 in the final regular season poll. They have won 20 games in a row. The last loss for the Lady Raiders was on Nov. 30 to Northeast Oklahoma A&M. They also have an 88-67 loss to the top seed in the tournament, 33-0 Wabash Valley College (Illinois).
The tournament bracket was announced during a live broadcast on NJCAATV.com on Monday morning.
For a look at the bracket and for more information on the tournament go to www.njcaa.org.
NJCAA Division I National Tournament
Lubbock Christian University
Rip Griffin Center
March 18 games
G1, 10 a.m., No. 16 Cochise (Arizona) vs. No. 17 Florida SouthWestern
G2, Noon, No. 9 Jones College vs. No. 24 Three Rivers (Missouri)
G3, 2 p.m., No. 15 Walters St. (Tennessee) vs. No. 18 Miles (Montana)
G4, 4 p.m., No. 10 South Plains (Texas) vs. No. 23 Harford (Maryland)
G5, 6 p.m., No. 13 Hutchinson (Kansas) vs. No. 20 Western Nebraska
G6, 8 p.m., No. 12 Tyler (Texas) vs. No. 21 Salt Lake (Utah)
March 19 games
G7, 10 a.m., No. 14 Trinity Valley (Texas) vs. No. 19 South Georgia Tech
G8, Noon, No. 11 Northwest Florida vs. No. 22 Northern Oklahoma-Enid
G9, 2 p.m., No. 1 Wabash Valley (Illinois) vs. Cochise/Florida SouthWestern winner
G10, 4 p.m., No. 8 New Mexico vs. Jones/Three Rivers winner
G11, 6 p.m., No. 2 Gulf Coast (Florida) vs. Walters St./Miles winner
G12, 8 p.m., No. 7 Seward (Kansas) vs. South Plains/Harford winner
March 20 games
G13, 1 p.m., No. 4 Angelina (Texas) vs. Hutchinson/Western Nebraska winner
G14, 3 p.m., No. 5 Odessa (Texas) vs. Tyler/Salt Lake winner
G15, 5 p.m., No. 3 Shelton St. (Alabama) vs. Trinity Valley/South Georgia Tech winner
G16, 7 p.m., No. 6 Butler (Kansas) vs. Northwest Florida/Northern Oklahoma-Enid winner
March 21 games
G17, 1 p.m., Wabash Valley/Cochise/Florida SouthWestern winner vs. Jones/Three Rivers/New Mexico winner
G18, 3 p.m., Gulf Coast/Walters State/Miles winner vs. Seward/South Plains/Harford winner
G19, 5 p.m., Angelina/Hutchinson/Western Nebraska winner vs. Odessa/Tyler/Salt Lake winner
G20 7 p.m., Shelton St./Trinity Valley/South Georgia Tech winner vs. Butler/Northwest Florida/Northern Oklahoma-Enid winner
March 22 games
G21, 5 p.m., G17 vs. G19 winner
G22, 7 p.m., G18 vs. G20 winner
March 23 games
G23, 4:30 p.m., Consolation, G21 loser vs. G22 loser
G24, 7 p.m., Championship, G21 winner vs. G22 winner