Number one in the conference, number one in the region and number one in the nation. Drury University is the team to beat in the NCAA Division II Women’s Tournament, which will get underway on Sunday. DU topped Incarnate Word in the Heartland Conference Tournament title game 74-49 on Saturday. On Sunday they were named the top-seed and host of the NCAA South Central Regional. They will face Abilene (Tex.) Christian in their opening-round game on Saturday.
The Panthers are in just their fourth season as a program, but have already earned their third NCAA Tournament appearance. They’ll enter the tourney with a 28-1 record and an 18-game winning streak.