CU women open tourney play today

FRANKFORT, KY -- The top-seeded Cumberland womens basketball team begins play in the 2013 Mid-South Conference Championships Thursday at 1 p.m. facing eighth-seeded Lindsey Wilson at the Frankfort Convention Center.

Ranked No. 6 in the NAIA, the Bulldogs won the MSC regular season championships with an 18-2 league mark and 27-2 overall record.

Cumberland defeated the Blue Raiders in both meetings during the season, taking a 57-37 decision in Columbia on Jan. 17 and a 64-52 victory in Lebanon on Feb. 9 -- a contest that included an 18-0 run by the Bulldogs to start the second half, erasing a 10-point lead by LWC.

Tournament information, including the eight teams in the field and game times, may be found at Tickets for the tournament may be purchased at the Convention Center, with pricing and other information at the above site.

The game may be heard live on WCOR AM 1490. The tournament semifinals take place Saturday and the finals are on Sunday.

The NAIA Womens National Tournament begins March 13, also at the Frankfort Convention Center. Cumberland will learn of its seeding and whom it will play in the national tournament on the evening of March 6.