Frontier teams head to nationals

Four men’s teams and two women’s teams from the Frontier Conference will play at the NAIA Division I national championship basketball tournaments this week.

No. 14 Montana Western will take on Philander Smith of Arkansas on Wednesday at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. That game will tip off at 2 p.m. Mountain time. MSU-Northern will play a 9:30 p.m. Wednesday against Evangel of Missouri.

No. 5 Lewis-Clark State and Rocky Mountain College will open on Thursday. L-C State will play Culver-Stockton of Missouri at 2:15. Rocky tips off against No. 2 Lindsey Wilson of Kentucky at 7 p.m. (Full schedule)

Rocky received the Frontier’s automatic bid by winning three road playoff games to win the league championship. Western, Northern and L-C State received at-large bids.

In the women’s tournament, Carroll College will take on The Master’s College of California at 11:45 a.m. Mountain time Wednesday at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Ky.

Frontier champion Westminster College will play St. Catherine of Kentucky at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. (Full schedule)