Date Posted:02/29/2004,  9:00PM

Bowdoin Earns NCAA Bid, Will Host Second-Round Game

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's basketball team has earned a first-round bye in NCAA Tournament selections announced on Sunday evening. The top-ranked Polar Bears (26-0) earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tourney by defeating Bates in the NESCAC final today, 51-47.

Bowdoin will face the winner of the Salve Regina-Emmanuel game on Saturday, March 6. The first-round game will be played at Salve Regina on Wednesday evening. Saturday's gametime will be announced later this week. Bowdoin has defeated Emmanuel in the second-round of the NCAA's in each of the past two seasons. The Polar Bears have advanced to the Elite Eight in each of the past two years, and reached the Sweet Sixteen in 2001.

Complete brackets can be found here (.pdf file):