FRANKFORT, Ky. - 3/20/2012 - The Union University women's basketball team will be playing for the 2012 NAIA DI National Title when it takes the floor tonight. Union, the No. 2 ranked team in the final poll, will face the No. 1 ranked Oklahoma City University Stars in Frankfort, Ky. for the national title.
This is the ninth appearance for Union in the national title game in their 23 years of tournament play. Union has advanced to the national title game six of the last eight years, including four straight. Union has won four of their five total national titles over the last seven seasons (2005, 2006, 2009, 2010). Union was runner-up in last season's title game.
Both teams are No. 1 seeds in the tournament and both have gone through the tournament, winning each of their four games by double figures. Both teams are in search of their sixth national championship for their respective programs. The winner will take over sole possession of second place in total titles, behind Southern Nazarene (Okla.) University's seven total.
Union and Oklahoma City have met four previous times in the NAIA National Tournament. Union has won three of those meetings. The winner of each of those four games between the Lady Bulldogs and the Stars have gone on to win the national title. Union and Oklahoma City have met once before in the title game. Union won 67-63 in 2005 to win their second title in program history, and first of two straight.
The game can be heard on the Union University basketball flagship station, WWGM 93.1 FM in west Tennessee, which is also live online at www.uu.edu/athletics/info/live. Air time for radio is 4:45 p.m. central time with tip-off scheduled for 5:05 central time. Also, the game can be view on national televsion live on CBS Sports Network. Airtime is 5:00 p.m. central time (JEA Channel 113; Charter Channel 303; Dish Network Channel 158; Direct TV Channel 613) (CBS Sports Network Channel Finder).
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