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KANSAS CITY, MO – The Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers patiently awaited their draw in the 2020 NAIA DII National Championship Tournament on Wednesday evening. Entering the tournament as the #8 seed in the Duer Bracket, the Lady Trailblazers will face the Fire of Southeastern University, the #3 seed overall.

 

Ohio Christian received their automatic bid following a stellar season and impressive conference tournament run in which they rallied off three consecutive wins of 10+ points, two of which took place on the road. Their championship victory on Tuesday at Indiana University Southeast sealed their spot.

 

Southeastern received their automatic bid following a regular season title in The Sun Conference. They finished the season with a record of 26-3 overall.

 

The opening round of the tournament will begin on Wednesday, March 11th, however Ohio Christian playing Southeastern on Thursday the 12th at 10:15 AM. Live stats and livestream will be provided (PPV) by the NAIA. 

 

For a look at the complete 2020 bracket, please click here!

 

For a look at the 2020 Visitors Guide, please click here!

 

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Published: February 18, 2020

RICHMOND, IN – With a chance at clinching a spot in the conference tournament, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers faced nearby rival Indiana University East on Saturday. After defeating the Red Wolves at home earlier in the year, the Lady Trailblazers struggled to keep pace as IU East ran away with a 101-82 win. The Red Wolves wasted little time sending their message, building an early 12-point advantage in the opening quarter. It was not until the fourth quarter that the Lady Trailblazers outscored the Red Wolves in a 10 minute stretch, which proved to be too late for a
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Trailblazers Increase Playoff Odds With Win At Rio Grande

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Published: February 12, 2020

RIO GRANDE, OH – With each game carrying increased meaning towards the end of the year, the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers responded in a big way on Saturday, taking down the Red Storm on the road to move up in the rankings with three games to play. In a game that was controlled by OCU from the tip, the Trailblazers allowed a hot offensive start to boost their effort on both ends of the floor, holding the Red Storm to 9-22 shooting in the first half. On the other end, the Trailblazers shot nearly 69% from the floor in the opening 20 minutes to build a 24-point halftime lead. In
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Pertuset, Lady Trailblazers Grab Revenge In High Scoring Win Over Red Storm

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Published: February 12, 2020

RIO GRANDE, OH – Battling for playoff positioning as the regular season draws to a close, the Lady Trailblazers faced the Red Storm of Rio Grande on Saturday for the second time this season. After dropping a game at home against the Red Storm, Ohio Christian took their revenge by putting up 114 points in a five point win. In a high scoring affair where neither team struggled putting up points, the Lady Trailblazer rallied around their scoring leader Staci Pertuset (SR/West Union, OH), who scored 40 points on 14-26 shooting. Pertuset also finished 10-11 from the line, grabbed eight
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Barksdale Continues Hot Streak In Loss to Golden Bears

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Published: February 5, 2020

CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Despite a strong effort from Sophomore Justin Barksdale (SO/Fishers, IN), the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers fell short against the West Virginia Tech Golden Bears (RV) on Tuesday evening, falling to 4-8 in River States Conference play.
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Published: February 5, 2020

CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Attempting to hand their opponent their first loss in conference play, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers hosted the Golden Bears of West Virginia Tech on Tuesday evening. After keeping tight through three quarters, the Lady Trailblazers struggled to slow the Golden Bears' attack in the final 10 minutes as West Virginia Tech held on to win 94-75. 
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