Tigers Face Bears Tomorrow in NCAA Opening Game; Start Time Changed to 11 a.m.

Tigers Face Bears Tomorrow in NCAA Opening Game; Start Time Changed to 11 a.m.

Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw, 29-16 on the season and recipients of an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Championship, opens tournament play tomorrow against Washington-St. Louis at 11 a.m. CDT at Illinois Wesleyan. Hanover and the host Titans play in tomorrow's second game at 1:30 p.m.

On Saturday, the winning teams will play at 11 a.m. with Friday's losing teams facing each other at 1:30 p.m. The two 1-1 teams will play an elimination game at 4 p.m. Saturday. The remaining two teams play for the regional title on Sunday at Noon with an "if necessary" game to follow.

All tickets are general admission and available at the gate. Prices are $6 for adults, $4 for seniors (62 and over) and students, and $3 for children under 12 years old. Children under two years old will be admitted free.

The Tigers are making their third straight postseason appearance and eighth in the last 10 seasons with an all-time tournament record of 29-17. DePauw finished in a tie for fifth at the NCAA Finals in 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2015.

Washington is appearing in the tournament for the 14th time in the last 15 seasons and brings a 26-28 postseason mark into this year's Championship. The Bears were the runners-up in 2007.

The two schools have met 15 times including twice in the NCAA Championship. DePauw holds a 9-6 overall series lead and won the two NCAA tournament games by a 5-0 score in 2008 at Augustana and 9-5, last year in Greencastle. They also squared off at Illinois Wesleyan on April 9 this season with the Bears taking a 6-4 win in nine innings.

In tomorrow's other contest, host Illinois Wesleyan (30-10) and Hanover (18-18) battle at 1:30 p.m. CDT. The Titans are appearing in the tournament for the 15th time and ninth in the last 10 years. Illinois Wesleyan is 27-28 in tournament history and posted a third-place finish in 2003. Hanover is making its first appearance in the NCAA postseason.

For complete information and links to live stats and video, please visit Illinois Wesleyan's host site.