Barry University will learn its fate when the NCAA Division II Women's Basketball National Tournament field is announced at 10 p.m. tonight.
The Selection Show will be streamed at www.ncaa.com under the women's basketball Division II links.
Barry, ranked No. 7 in last week's South Region poll, finished the season with an 18-9 mark, which included a 12-4 record in the Sunshine State Conference. The Buccaneers were crowned co-SSC champs, the first league title since 1991.
Barry beat two teams in the top eight of the South Region, including then-No. 14 nationally-ranked Rollins, which owned the top spot in the South at the time. The Bucs also played four teams ranked in the South's top eight, winning twice. Barry was 15-6 in region games and posted a league-best six-game winning streak in a conference that had four teams ranked in the South Region's top eight. Barry went 8-3 on the road.
Barry was competing with Florida Tech, Stillman College and Benedict College for the two remaining spots in the South Region. The top eight teams in each region earn a bid to the national tournament that begins this week.
Stillman and Benedict both lost in the semifinals of their respective postseason conference tournaments. Those two schools were ranked below Florida Tech in last week's regional poll. Florida Tech lost to Rollins in the semifinals of the Sunshine State Conference tournament. No. 17 nationally-ranked Rollins and No. 19 Florida Southern, the top two seeds in the SSC and South Region, are locks to earn national tourney bids.
The NCAA Division II national tournament runs March 10-23. Eight regions will host a three-round, eight-team event. The winners from each region advance to the Elite Eight and a chance to compete for a national title. This year's national championships will be held in San Antonio at Bill Greehey Arena. The semifinals and finals will be broadcast on ESPNU and ESPN2.
Clayton State is the defending national champ after beating Michigan Tech, 69-50, in last year's title game in St. Joseph, Mo.