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Marian (Ind.) advances to second consecutive title game with win over St. Francis (Ill.)

Joana Soeiro of Marion University goes up against a University of Saint Francis player for two points. PHOTO BY KIRSTEN GILLILAND

One of the toughest feats to attain in all of sports is to win back-to-back championships. Defending national champion Marian (Ind.) University will get the opportunity to play for a second consecutive title after taking down No. 1 overall seed St. Francis (Ill.) in the first semifinal Monday night, 64-56. The Knights, as they’ve done nearly all tournament, started

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It was just two short years ago that No. 1 seed and 2017 Liston bracket champion Concordia (Neb.) found themselves in a position similar to the one they are in heading into Monday night. The Bulldogs reached the semifinals of the 2015 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship where three other members of their conference, the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC),