The MIAA released the 2019 women’s basketball championship bracket. The official bracket is available here.The association’s regular-season champion, Fort Hays State, will be the top seed. The Tigers await the winner of the eighth-seeded Nebraska Kearney and ninth-seeded Missouri Western which tips-off Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. FHSU and the winner of the eight/nine-seeded match-up will be on Thursday, March 7 at 6 p.m.Central Missouri is the second seed and will play the winner of the seventh-seeded Central Oklahoma and tenth-seeded Missouri Southern. UCO and MSSU will be the final game on Wednesday, March 6 with game time set for 8:15 p.m. The Jennies and the winner of the seven/ten-seeded match-up will be Thursday, March 7 at 8:15 p.m.Washburn earned the fourth-seed and drew fifth-seed Emporia State. The rivals square off on Friday, March 8 at 6 p.m. The third-seed belongs to last year’s defending tournament champion, Lindenwood and the sixth-seed went to Pittsburg State. The Lions and Gorillas will be the 8:15 p.m. game on Friday, March 8.The MIAA Basketball Championships begin Wednesday, March 6 at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. For more information, tournament schedules and records, please visit the Championship Center Page. 2019 MIAA Women’s Basketball Championship ScheduleWednesday, March 6 – Opening RoundNo. 8 Nebraska Kearney vs No. 9 Missouri Western – 6 p.m.No. 7 Central Oklahoma vs. No. 10 Missouri Southern – 8:15 p.m.Thursday, March 7 – Quarterfinals Day OneNo. 1 Fort Hays State vs No. 8/9 Winner – 6 p.m.No. 2 Central Missouri vs No. 7/10 Winner – 8:15 p.m.Friday, March 8 – Quarterfinals Day TwoNo. 4 Washburn vs No. 5 Emporia State – 6 p.m.No. 3 Lindenwood vs No. 6 Pittsburg State – 8:15 p.m.Saturday, March 9 – SemifinalsSemifinal (Women’s Game 7) – 6 p.m.Semifinal (Women’s Game 8) – 8:15 p.m.Sunday, March 10 – ChampionshipChampionship Game – 3:15 p.m.