March Madness in The Magic City:
It’s time to get your game face on! Get to Billings, Mon. for the 37th annual NAIA Division 1 Women’s Basketball National Championship March 15-21. The city of Billings and Rocky Mountain College were selected to play official hosts for the 2017 and 2018 tournaments. All games will be played in the Rimrock Auto Arena at Metra Park. For more information on the venue and to get your game tickets, visit the Metra Park website today.
The NAIA Division 1 Women’s National Basketball Championship is comprised of 32 qualifiers from across the nation. The single elimination tournament kicked off Wednesday morning and will have games throughout each day and evening, with the championship game taking place on Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. Can’t make the tournament in person? Fans can view live stats and LIVE.STREAM the games.The championship game will air Tuesday on ESPN3.
Get to Billings and Cheer on Your Favorite Montana Team!
Four teams from the Frontier Conference made it to this year’s tournament with three of them from Montana. Montana State University- Northern enters the tournament as the No.3 seed in the Liston bracket. The Skylights kickoff their tournament play against Loyola (La.) on Thursday, March 16 at 8 p.m. GO SKYLIGHTS!! Montana Western, seeded No.6 in the Cramer bracket, will face the No. 3 seeded, Columbia (Mo.) Wednesday, March 15 at 5:45 p.m. Rocky Mountain College, the tournament host, is the No. 8 seed in the Naismith bracket. Rocky will open the tournament facing off against the top-seeded Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Don’t miss out on your chance to cheer on your favorite teams! Download the full tournament bracket HERE.
Getting to Billings from eastern Montana is easy when you fly Cape Air. Offering two round-trip daily flights between Billings and Havre, Glasgow, Wolf Point and Glendive. Cape also offers five daily round-trip flights between Billings and Sidney. Cape Air will get you to the tournament and back home with less stress and with more money in your pocket. Fly Cape Air for $29 each way between Billings and Havre during March 15-22. All you need to do is enter promo code SKYLIGHTS at check out, or call 800-CAPE-AIR to make your reservation.
Be sure to stop by Vist Billings for the 411 on where to eat, sleep, shop and recreate while visiting Billings! Visit Billings also has special hotel room and car rental rates available for NAIA basketball fans.