November 6, 2012

NCAA first round Friday is underway

The 2012 NCAA Tournament kicks off on Friday at 11:00 am CT with the No. 9 Dominican men and the No. 12 Wheaton (Ill.) women scheduled to host first round matches. Two pods continue later in the day as the No. 20 Loras women and the No. 10 Wheaton (Ill.) men host first round matches at 5:00 pm CT.

Friday's schedule for the women's NCAA tournament first round

Friday's schedule for the men's NCAA tournament first round

We've put together a team-by-team breakdown of Friday's first round matches as a preview of the first day of the road to San Antonio.

Women's Championship

Wheaton (Ill.) Pod

at Wheaton (Ill.)

Fri./Sat., Nov. 9-10

As the "W" pod, the Wheaton College Thunder are hosting the Webster University Gorloks, the UW-Whitewater Warhawks, and the Wittenberg University Tigers, and the pod will be played in a Friday/Saturday format. These four teams have not faced each other this season.

First Round - November 9

Webster at Wheaton (Ill.), 11:00 am CT

UW-Whitewater vs. Wittenberg, 1:30 pm CT

Second Round - November 10
UW-Whitewater
at Wheaton (Ill.), 5:00 pm CT

How they reached the NCAA Tournament

Wheaton (Ill.): CCIW AQ | Conf. Semis: W3-2 Illinois Wesleyan | Final: W2-0 No. 24 Augustana

Webster: SLIAC AQ | Conf. Semis: W3-0 Fontbonne | Final: W1-0 Greenville

UW-Whitewater: WIAC AQ | Conf. Semis: W2-0 UW-River Falls | Final: W1-0 UW-Stevens Point

Wittenberg: Pool C at-large berth | Conf. Semis: L1-2 DePauw

2012 Statistical Overview

Wheaton: 17-3-2 (.818) | 2.91 GSA, 0.77 GAA (+2.14) | Shots/g 22.7 v 9.3 | Last Ten: 7-1-2

Webster: 16-5-0 (.762) | 3.04 GSA, 0.47 GAA (+2.57) | Shots/g 20.0 v 8.0 | Last Ten: 8-2-0

UW-Whitewater: 15-4-1 (.775) | 2.10 GSA, 0.85 GAA (+1.25) | Shots/g 16.8 v 14.7 | Last Ten: 8-1-1

Wittenberg: 11-4-3 (.771) | 1.67 GSA, 0.56 GAA (+1.11) | Shots/g 16.5 v 10.5 | Last Ten: 7-2-1

Record against Tournament participants

Wheaton: 6-2-1

Webster: 0-1-0

UW-Whitewater: 1-3-0

Wittenberg: 3-3-1

Women's Championship

Loras Pod

at Loras

Fri./Sat., Nov. 9-10

The No. 20 Loras College Duhawks also hosts matches on Friday and Saturday, including the University of St. Scholastica Saints, the No. 13 Aurora University Spartans, and the Calvin College Knights. None of these four teams faced each other this season.

First Round - November 9

St. Scholastica at Loras, 5:00 pm CT

Aurora vs. Calvin, 7:30 pm CT

Second Round - November 10

TBD, 5:00 pm CT

How they reached the NCAA Tournament

Loras: IIAC AQ | Conf. Semis: W2-0 Central | Final: W3-1 Dubuque

St. Scholastica: UMAC AQ | Conf. Semis: W1-0 Northwestern | Final: W1-0 Minn.-Morris

Aurora: NAC AQ | Conf. Semis: W3-1 Milwaukee Engineering | Final: W2-0 Edgewood

Calvin: MIAA AQ | Conf. Semis: W1-0 Adrian | Final: W2-1 Hope

2012 Statistical Overview

Loras: 17-4-0 (.810) | 2.71 GSA, 1.14 GAA (+1.57) | Shots/g 17.5 v 8.8 | Last Ten: 10-0-0

St. Scholastica: 17-4-1 (.795) | 4.09 GSA, 0.50 GAA (+3.91) | Shots/g 24.3 v 7.4 | Last Ten: 9-1-0

Aurora: 19-1-1 (.929) | 4.10 GSA, 0.62 GAA (+3.48) | Shots/g 25.4 v 7.2 | Last Ten: 9-1-0

Calvin: 15-4-1 (.775) | 2.65 GSA, 0.75 GAA (+1.90) | Shots/g 20.8 v 9.1 | Last Ten: 8-1-1

Record against Tournament participants

Loras: 3-3-0

St. Scholastica: 0-0-1

Aurora: 1-0-0

Calvin: 0-1-0

Men's Championship

Dominican Pod

at Dominican

Fri./Sat., Nov. 9-10

No. 9 Dominican University Stars welcome the Webster University Gorlocks, the No. 22 Calvin College Knights, and the No. 24 DePauw Univerisity Tigers. Earlier in the season, Dominican edged Calvin 2-1 on the road in Grand Rapids, MI.

First Round - November 9

Webster at Dominican, 11:00 am CT

DePauw vs. Calvin, 1:30 pm CT

Second Round - November 10

TBD, 1:30 pm CT

How they reached the NCAA Tournament

Dominican: NAC AQ | Conf. Semis: W2-1 Milwaukee Engineering | Final: W2-1 Concordia

Webster: SLIAC AQ | Conf. Semis: W3-1 Milwaukee Engineering | Final: W2-0 Westminster

Calvin: MIAA AQ | Conf. Semis: W1-0 Kalamazoo | Final: W3-0 Olivet

DePauw: NCAC AQ | Conf. Semis: W3-2 Hiram | Final: T0-0 No. 21 Ohio Wesleyan

2012 Statistical Overview

Dominican: 16-2-1 (.868) | 3.89 GSA, .58 GAA (+3.31) | Shots/g 19.5 v 8.8 | Last Ten: 9-1-1

Webster: 12-5-2 (.684) | 2.03 GSA, 1.04 GAA (+.99) | Shots/g 14.9 v 11.8 | Last Ten: 8-1-1

Calvin: 16-3-1 (.825) | 2.95 GSA, 1.15 GAA (+1.80) | Shots/g 20.4 v 10.2 | Last Ten: 9-0-1

DePauw: 13-1-5 (.816) | 1.89 GSA, 0.89 GAA (+1.00) | Shots/g 15.5 v 10.6 | Last Ten: 7-0-3

Record against Tournament participants

Dominican: 3-0-0

Webster: 0-1-1

Calvin: 1-2-0

DePauw: 1-0-1

Men's Championship

Wheaton (Ill.) Pod

at Wheaton (Ill.)

Fri./Sat., Nov. 9-10

Wheaton(Ill.) also is hosting a men's pod, as the Thunder entertain the Transylvania University Pioneers, the Ohio Wesleyan University Bishops, and the Centre College Colonels. None of these sides faced each other this season.

First Round - November 9

Ohio Wesleyan vs. Centre, 5:00 pm CT

Transylvania at Wheaton (Ill.), 7:30 pm CT

Second Round - November 10

TBD, 7:30 pm CT

How they reached the NCAA Tournament

Wheaton: CCIW AQ | Conf. Semis: W5-0 Illinois Wesleyan | Final: T1-1 North Park

Transylvania: HCAC AQ | Conf. Semis: W3-0 Franklin | Final: W4-1 Anderson

Ohio Wesleyan: Pool C at-large berth | Conf. Semis: T0-0 Kenyon | Final: T0-0 DePauw

Centre: Pool B at-large berth | Conf. Semis: W6-1 Millsaps | Final: T2-2 Berry

2012 Statistical Overview

Wheaton: 15-3-3 (.786) | 2.38 GSA, 1.00 GAA (+1.38) | Shots/g 20.4 v 10 | Last Ten: 9-0-1

Transylvania: 16-1-2 (.895) | 2.58 GSA, .74 GAA (+1.84) | Shots/g 15.7 v 7.3 | Last Ten: 9-0-1

Ohio Wesleyan: 16-3-1 (.825) | 1.95 GSA, .70 GAA (+1.25) | Shots/g 23.5 v 10.9 | Last Ten: 9-0-1

Centre: 14-3-3 (.775) | 2.45 GSA, 1.47 GAA (+.98) | Shots/g 13.8 v n/a | Last Ten: 7-1-2

Record against Tournament participants

Wheaton: 2-3-3

Transylvania: 0-1-1

Ohio Wesleyan: 1-1-2

Centre: 1-1-0

No contests today.
No contests today.
No contests today.