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The Oklahoma Panhandle State University women’s basketball team has earned a trip to the Heartland Conference Tournament this weekend in Denton, Texas. They will play against St. Mary’s on Friday at noon in the semi-final round.

**For Immediate Release**
Lady Aggies Headed to Conference Tournament
By Scott Puryear of OPSU Sports on 03/06/08

Goodwell, Okla. -- The Heartland Conference postseason basketball tournament is held each year in Denton at the University of North Texas and the Lady Aggies will be there this Friday – doing what they have all season – giving it their best.

The top four teams in the eight team conference qualify for the tournament and the Lady Aggies pulled down the fourth seed with an 8-6 league record (15-12 overall). Winners of six of their last eight games, they have proven they can play with any team in the league.

OPSU will play on Friday against top seeded St. Mary’s University, winners of 22 straight games and holding a perfect 14-0 record in conference play. On the season, St. Mary’s was 23-4 and matched up twice against the Lady Aggies, winning both games (64-50 on their home court in San Antonio and 68-61 in Goodwell.

First year head coach Brad Vanden Boogaard will have the Lady Aggies ready to play and make a run at the conference title.

The OPSU-St. Mary’s game is set for Friday at noon and the contest will be carried live by KGYN radio via internet broadcast. Log on to www.opsu.edu and click on Athletics to find the link. Also, according to Jim Smith of KGYN, the station will carry the game with a live broadcast on 1210 AM. In addition, ALL of the Heartland Tournament games will be webcast free via the Summit Ticket Live Sports Network and fans can watch and/or listen to all the action. Those with a dial-up connection may receive audio only, and those with a broadband connection may receive full action video. That link is also available on the OPSU Athletics website.

The winner of the OPSU-St. Mary’s game will play for the Heartland Conference title on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. against the winner of Friday’s other semi-final game between Incarnate Word and St. Edward’s.

Should OPSU make the conference final on Saturday, KGYN will also broadcast that game.

The Lady Aggies have given their fans plenty of thrills this season and there are more to come.

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