MEDFORD - The Tufts University women's basketball team, New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) runners-up, is certain to earn an at-large berth into the 2018 NCAA DIII Championship today.
You can watch the selection show at https://www.ncaa.com/sports/basketball-women/d3. The women's announcement is slated to start at 2:30 pm ET.
Head coach Carla Berube's squad is 23-4 and finished third in NESCAC this season with an 8-2 mark. The Jumbos defeated #2 seed Bowdoin College, 60-48, in the semi-finals on Saturday. Tufts and Amherst battled for the conference championship for the third consecutive season on Sunday with the Mammoths taking a 44-40 final.
The Jumbos, who have a strong chance to host a Regional at Cousens Gym next weekend (Mar. 2-3), will be making their 10th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The last four Tufts teams have advanced to the NCAA "Final Four," including playing in the NCAA final for two straight years. Tufts was ranked ninth in last week's D3hoops.com national poll.
Stay tuned to GoTuftsJumbos.com for more information this afternoon.