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University of North Georgia women's basketball team advances to NCAA Division II tournament quarterfinals for first time in program history
The University of North Georgia women's basketball team poses after winning the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional on Monday, March 18, at Anderson University in Anderson, S.C. - photo by For The Times

The NCAA Division I basketball tournament won’t get started until later this week, but the University of North Georgia women’s team is already feeling the madness.

With a win over Lander University Monday, the Lady Nighthawks (30-4) claimed the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional title and advanced to national quarterfinals for the first time in program history.

Flowery Branch graduate Julianne Sutton was named Southeast Regional Most Outstanding Player, leading the way for North Georgia by averaging 21 points and just under eight rebounds per contest over three games.

The Lady Nighthawks will be back in action next Tuesday to play their quarterfinal game in Columbus, Ohio, where they will be matched up against one of Azusa Pacific, Drury, Indiana (Pennsylvania), Nova Southeastern, Saint Anselm, Southwestern Oklahoma and the winner of Angelo State vs. Lubbock Christian.

North Georgia will figure out who its quarterfinal opponent will be when tournament reseeding is announced on Wednesday.

Compiled by Nathan Berg
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