WMU News

Women's basketball opens MAC tourney at home

March 3, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's women's basketball team (16-11, 11-5 MAC) hosts Akron in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 6, in University Arena.

The Broncos defeated Akron in their only meeting this season, 76-61, Jan. 24. Akron (7-20, 2-14 MAC) has lost six of its last seven league games. The Zips have not won a game since Feb. 14.

One year ago, the Broncos also hosted Akron in the first round of the tournament, defeating the Zips 101-60. WMU advanced to MAC championship, defeating Kent State, Toledo and Ball State for the title.

The month of March has been very good for the women's basketball squad. WMU has won seven of its past eight league games during regular season or tournament play since 2001.

WMU sits as the fifth seed in the tournament. If the team defeats Akron on Saturday, it will meet the winner of the Bowling Green versus Central Michigan game at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, in Cleveland.

Tickets are $5 general admission and $7 for reserved seating and are available by calling (269) 387-8092 or toll free 888 4WMU-TIX or online at <www.wmubroncos.com>.

Media contact: Paula Haughn, 269 387-4138, paula.haughn@wmich.edu


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