Competing in Stevens Point, the Pointers beat Northwestern College (Minn.) 71-54. UW-Stevens Point (22-5) will meet Calvin College (Michigan) (25-3) in a second round contest on March 9.
Defending NCAA Div. III UW-Whitewater beat Dubuque 58-42 in Whitewater. The Warhawks (24-4) will face North Central College (Illinois) (25-3) in the second round on March 9.
Location and times of the second round match-ups have yet to be announced.
The UW-Whitewater women’s team will host a sectional for the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Saint Thomas (24-5) faces Hope (28-1) in the opener at 5pm Friday. The Warhawks (23-6) will take on Simpson (27-2) in the second game.
The winners will meet at 7pm Saturday for the right to advance to the NCAA Final Four in Holland, Michigan.