NAIA Division I women’s tourney stays in Billings

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The NAIA Division I women’s basketball tournament will be held in Billings through 2020.

Visit Billings and Rocky Mountain College announced the extension on Wednesday.

The 32-team, single elimination tournament was held at MetraPark in Billings in 2017 and 2018 and was contracted for March 13-19, 2019. The Billings Gazette reports the success of the previous tournaments led the organization to extend it through a fourth year, with the tournament running from March 18-24, 2020.

Beginning in 2021, the NAIA will merge Divisions I and II in both men’s and women’s basketball and hold a single, 16-team national tournament in each sport.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com

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