ST. LOUIS, Mo. (4/10/18) – The third-ranked Arkansas State women’s bowling team departed Jonesboro at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and arrived in St. Louis, Mo., around 5 p.m., as the Red Wolves are set to begin preparations for the NCAA Tournament.

A-State, who enters the tournament with an 87-34 record, drove straight from Jonesboro to the hotel, as they will have for a team dinner tonight before the start of Wednesday’s practice session.

A-State’s win over Stephen F. Austin in the 2018 Southland Bowling League Championship granted them an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. The squad also finished first place in the Warhawk Classic, as they never finished less then fifth place in any match this season.

The championship bracket will be double-elimination, with each round consisting of a best-of-three match that includes the use of three team game formats- baker total pin fall, five-person team match, and a best-of-seven baker match play. The champion will be determined using a best-of-seven baker match play.

The championship matches will be played April 12-14 at Tropicana Lanes in St. Louis, Missouri. The University of Central Missouri and the St. Louis Sports Commission are the hosts. Tickets for the championship can be purchased on NCAA.com prior to the championship.

The championship final will air at 5:30 p.m. CT, Saturday, April 14 on ESPNU and re-air at 6 p.m. CT, Sunday, April 15 on ESPN2.

Fans can keep up with the Arkansas State women’s bowling team by following the squad on Twitter (@AStateBowling) and by liking the Arkansas State Women’s Bowling page on Facebook.