Selection Show Watch Party open to public

DES MOINES — The Drake women’s basketball team will host a watch party for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Selection Show tonight in the Courtside Club at the Shivers Basketball Practice Facility.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the event is open to the public.

Drake (26-7) won its seventh Missouri Valley Conference Tournament and secured its 12th NCAA Tournament berth with a 75-63 victory over Northern Iowa in the MVC championship game Sunday at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Ill.

The Bulldogs’ second-straight MVC Tournament title capped a second-consecutive season in which the program went undefeated against conference foes. The victory over UNI was the Bulldogs 21st win in a row, one shy of the program record set last year.

Parking will be available in Lot 1 at the southeast corner of 25th St. and Forest Ave.

The announcement of the 64-team NCAA Tournament field on ESPN starts at 6 p.m.