At this time a season ago in 2016, Marian University (Ind.) was en route to winning its first national championship in women’s basketball history; however, in 2014, it was a different story for the Knights, as they lost in the first round of the NAIA Division II Women’s National Basketball Championship as a No. 2
(1) Marian (Ind.) vs. (8) Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) After 600 games in Sioux City, a No. 1 seed has yet to lose to a No. 8 seed in the opening round of the NAIA Division-II Women’s Basketball National Championship, a trend that has been pushed in two of the first three 1-8 matchups in 2017.
Story: Tyler Schuster Photos: Jacilyn Bruns, Jennifer Schmidt and Brianna Turek After an up-and-down season that was filled with two 5-3 stretches and a 17-game win streak, the No. 3 seed Marian Knights (No. 9 in the NAIA Coaches Poll) defeated Southern Oregon 59-48 to capture the NAIA DII Women’s National Basketball Championship title. Lakan