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Women’s Basketball To Host Cornell In NCAA Tournament Opener

The fourth-ranked Hope College women’s basketball team will begin its pursuit of a national title on its home court at DeVos Fieldhouse.

The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association regular-season co-champion and tournament champion Flying Dutch will host first- and second-round games Friday and Saturday.

Hope will face Cornell, Iowa on Friday at 7:30 p.m.. Washington-St. Louis and Wheaton, Illinois will meet in the other first-round game at 5:30 p.m. Winners advance to Saturday’s 7 p.m. second-round game.

Game times and ticket information are to be announced later this week.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for students and children aged 2-18 and children under two will be admitted free of charge.

Head coach Brian Morehouse, in his 22nd season, has led the Flying Dutch to their 19th NCAA Tournament appearance and sixth in a row. It is the longest postseason-qualifying streak in team history.

Hope is aiming for its fourth final four appearance and third national title. The Flying Dutch were national champions in 1990 under head coach Sue Wise and 2006 under Morehouse. They were also national runner-up in 2011 under Morehouse to Washington-St. Louis.