Bowling Green Women's Basketball Heads to NCAA Tournament

Updated 3/18/2011
Bowling Green vs. Georgia Tech, 11:20 a.m. (ESPN2) (2011 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament)
The Bowling Green State University women's basketball team, after winning the Mid-American Conference Tournament title for the second-straight season, now advances to the NCAA Championships. Bowling Green has won the MAC Tournament championship and advances to the NCAA Championships for the 11th time in school history, the most of any conference program. Senior Lauren Prochaska, a three-time All-MAC First-Team selection, is averaging a team-high 17.9 points per game, and also has 6.0 rebounds per contest. Prochaska, the MVP of the MAC Tournament in each of the last two years, has scored 20 or more points in 15 games this year, including three games of more than 30 points. Classmate Tracy Pontius has 12.3 ppg to date, and leads the team with 3.5 assists per outing. BGSU is shooting 41.3% from the field, 36.1% from three-point land and 79.6% from the free-throw line, leading the nation in the latter category. BG has allowed opponents to shoot 38.0% from the floor and 27.7% from beyond the arc. Georgia Tech will enter Saturday's game with an overall record of 23-10, the Yellow Jackets posted an Atlantic Coast Conference record of 9-5, tying for fourth in the final regular-season standings. The Yellow Jackets went 14-3 at home and 6-4 on the road this season, and GT is 3-3 in neutral-site games to date. 2011 marks the program's seventh NCAA Championships appearance, and the fifth in a row. The Rambling Wreck ranks among the nation's top 20 in both rebound margin (+6.7) and steals per game (11.5). Individually, senior G/F Alex Montgomery leads the team in both scoring and rebounding, with 14.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game