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CSUN Women to Meet Florida Atlantic in Division II Regional

The Cal State Northridge women’s basketball team, the runner-up in the California Collegiate Athletic Assn., will open play in the NCAA Division II West regional when the 14th-ranked Lady Matadors (21-8) meet independent Florida Atlantic (21-7) at 6 tonight at Cal Poly Pomona’s Kellogg Gym.

Third-ranked Pomona (25-5), which defeated Northridge on Saturday in the final of the CCAA tournament, will play Cal State Hayward (13-14), the winner of the Northern California Athletic Conference tournament, at 8 p.m.

Tonight’s winners will play for the regional championship at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pomona.

Northridge’s only previous appearance in the Division II playoffs was in 1986 when Pomona defeated the Lady Matadors, 66-46, in the West regional final en route to winning its third national title.

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The winner of the West regional will meet the winner of the Great Lakes regional in the Division II quarterfinals on either March 17 or 18 at a site to be determined.


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