By Tim Glon
ADA — No. 3-ranked Ohio Northern will face Hanover (Ind.) at 5:15 pm on Friday in the First Round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament Friday in Holland, Mich.
With a win, ONU would either face No. 2-ranked Hope (Mich.) or Wheaton (Ill.) on Saturday at 6:30 pm in the Second Round.
The Polar Bears (26-1) have won 25 consecutive games and received an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by winning the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament title under 12th-year head coach Michale Durand.
Hanover won the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference crown and boasts a 21-7 record.
Tournament host Hope won the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and has a 26-1 record.
Wheaton has a 22-5 record and finished second in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin.
Ohio Northern is making its fifth appearance in the NCAA III Tournament and its first since 1989.