NCAA basketball logoThe NCAA Division III Men’s and women’s basketball tournament tips off tonight with first round action.

In men’s play, WIAC champion UW-Oshkosh (18-9) plays Elmhurst (21-6) at 5:30 pm Friday in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Host St. Thomas (24-3) will play Central College (19-9) at 8 p.m.

In DePere, Midwest Conference Champion St. Norbert College 923-2) will face Northwestern-St. Paul (22-5) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.  North Central (19-7) will play St. Olaf (18-9) in the 5 p.m. opener.

In women’s play, in Oshkosh, the Titans (22-5) will open up against UW-Superior (24-3) at 7 p.m. Friday, while Wartburg (19-7) and Wisconsin Lutheran (20-7) will meet in the opener at Kolf Sports Center at 4:30 p.m.

UW-River Falls (22-5) will face Wheaton (22-5) in a first-round contest at 7:30 p.m. Friday.  St. Thomas (24-3) and Loras (19-8) will square off at 5 p.m.

UW-Stevens Point (20-7) will open at home against DePauw (22-6) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, while George Fox (27-0) and St. Norbert (21-4) meet in the opener at Berg Gym at 5 p.m.

UW-Whitewater (19-7) meets Bluffton (25-2) at 5:30 p.m. Friday in St. Louis, Missouri.  Washington University (20-5) will square off against Greenville College (20-7) at 7:30 p.m.

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