#TCCBasketball: Eagle women earn at-large berth to Lubbock

2017-18 Tallahassee Community College Women's Basketball
Photo courtesy of Michael Schwarz

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 12, 2018) – Tallahassee Community College is headed back to the NJCAA Division I Women's National Basketball Championship. 

On Monday, the Eagles received an at-large berth into the 24-team, single-elimination tournament in Lubbock, Texas, March 19-24. 

Tallahassee (24-6) received the No. 11 seed and will open against No. 22 seed Western Nebraska Community College at 1 p.m. eastern on Tuesday, March 20. The winner will advance to play No. 6 seed Wabash Valley (Ill.) College at 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 21. 

"Lubbock or Leave It Alone has been our mantra all season," said Tallahassee head coach Franqua "Q" Bedell. "It's rewarding to see that come to fruition through hard work, sacrifice and the support from the (TCC) administration, our classroom instructors and the local community. 

"It's about more than just basketball. As we've gone through the journey this year, we've watched our team grow as young women, students and basketball players – this experience will allow them to have an opportunity to play for something much bigger than themselves." 

The Eagles will arrive in Lubbock needing five wins to claim a national championship. The path will be anything but easy, however. Should Tallahassee continue to advance in the tournament, there are potential match-ups with Panhandle Conference rivals Northwest Florida State College and Gulf Coast State College in the quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively.

For complete national tournament information, visit TCCeagles.com or follow TCC Athletics on Twitter (@TCCeagles) and Facebook (/TCCeagles).