By Seth J. Walker
The women’s basketball teams of the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) are now entering their final week of regular season games. That means that the WHAC Tournament is just around the corner. Most teams have two regular season games remaining, though a couple have only one left.
We now know which eight teams will be competing in the tournament next week, but there’s still some seeding that must be determined. Let’s take a look.
Indiana Tech- Has all but clinched the top seed and can officially do so with a win against Lawrence Tech Wednesday.
Lawrence Tech- Guaranteed a top-two seed. Still mathematically has a shot at getting the top seed, but would have to beat Indiana Tech on the road, Wednesday, then beat Cornerstone on the road, Saturday, AND hope that Indiana Tech loses at Concordia the same day. That way Lawrence Tech would have the tiebreaker for the top seed having swept Concordia in the season series.
Aquinas- Can clinch third seed with win at Siena Heights, Wednesday, or if Cornerstone loses at Michigan-Dearborn the same night.
Cornerstone- Can possibly clinch at least the fourth seed with Wednesday win at Michigan-Dearborn.
Concordia- Can clinch at least fifth seed by beating Indiana Tech Saturday, but can also hope that Rochester loses at both Madonna Wednesday and Lourdes Saturday.
Rochester- Can clinch at least the sixth seed with at win at Madonna Wednesday or a Siena Heights loss at Aquinas the same night.
Siena Heights- Will be at least the seventh seed. Can clinch sixth seed with wins Aquinas and at Madonna AND Rochester loses at Madonna and at Lourdes.
Madonna- Will be the eighth and final seed.
If the WHAC Tournament was to begin today, here’s how the first round matchups would look.
#8 Madonna at #1 Indiana Tech
#5 Concordia at #4 Cornerstone
#6 Rochester at #3 Aquinas
#7 Siena Heights at #2 Lawrence Tech
That’s look at WHAC women’s basketball. Be sure to check for more updates as the WHAC Tournament picture continues to materialize as well as scores in other women’s and men’s college basketball action. You heard it from me, Seth Walker.