The 2018-19 DII women’s basketball season ended with two undefeated teams. Both Drury and UC San Diego entered the postseason on a quest for perfection.
And now only one remains.
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The Panthers and Tritons made it through their respective conference championships unscathed, carrying their undefeated records into the NCAA tournament. Let’s take a look at how they got here, and what’s left for a perfect season. Drury and UC San Diego both won first-round games, but the Tritons fell to No. 4 Azusa Pacific in the second round on Saturday night.
Only Drury remains in the hunt. Let’s take a look at how the Panthers got here and what they have left.
No. 1 Drury (33-0)
Signature wins: Nov. 23, 76-43 over No. 24 Lindenwood; Jan. 12, 69-66 over No. 18 Lewis; Jan. 26, 77-50 over Southern Indiana; 72-66 over Truman
The polls have spoken, this group is on 🔥 pic.twitter.com/yVfL7i8RVT
— Drury Lady Panthers (@DULadyPanthers) January 17, 2019
The Panthers completed their perfect regular season in dominating fashion, downing William Jewell 91-34. Drury swept through the GLVC tourney with little issue, earning an automatic entry to the NCAA DII tournament selection.
|Mar. 15||Kentucky Wesleyan||W, 88-57|
|Mar. 16||Northern Michigan,||W, 78-56|
|Mar. 18||Midwest Region championship, Grand Valley State, 8 p.m. ET||Result|
|Mar. 26||Elite Eight||Result|
|Mar. 29||National championship, 7 p.m. ET||Result|