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Women's Basketball - Mon, Mar. 13, 2017
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SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Sunday was a day off for the Marian women's basketball team after three-straight days of games at the NAIA National Championship Tournament. The Knights are back in action Monday evening in the national semifinals against No. 1 St. Francis (Ill.) at 7 p.m. ET.

THE GAME

The semifinals feature the top four ranked teams in the NAIA this season. Marian is currently No. 4 and will take on top-ranked St. Francis. The Fighting Saints were undefeated until the CCAC Tournament Championship. With only one loss, St. Francis has piled up 34 wins this year. Marian comes in riding a 21-game winning streak and has not lost since December 17. The Knights last played a No. 1 team last season when they beat Morningside at the National Championship Tournament.

HOW WE GOT HERE

Marian has moved through the bracket by defeating Olivet Nazarene (105-92), No. 20 IU-East (96-69) and No. 5 Southeastern (81-67). The Fighting Saints needed double overtime to defeat eighth-seeded UC-Merced in the opening round (87-82) before beating No. 17 Tabor (69-53) and No. 9 Eastern Oregon (51-48).

MEDIA

Fans unable to attend the game in Sioux City can watch live on ESPN3 or NAIANetwork.com. A Marian audio broadcast will be available for free here and fans can follow along with the game on the official Marian athletics Twitter account @MUKnights. A full game recap with statistics, photos, video interviews and more will be available after the game on MUKnights.com.

WATCH PARTY

An official watch party will be held on the Marian University campus in Alumni Hall at 6:45 pm ET. Church's Chicken will be provided.

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