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University of the District of Columbia Women’s Basketball Wins Program’s First East Coast Conference Championship; Earns Automatic Bid to NCAA Tournament

BROOKVILLE, NY – The University of the District of Columbia women's basketball team defeated No. 1 seed and host LIU Post, 67-57 in the ECC Finals Saturday afternoon for the school's first ECC basketball championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament.

In a game that featured five of the eleven All-ECC performers on the floor between both teams, the No. 2 seeded Firebirds upset No. 1 LIU Post after these two ECC heavyweights had split games during the regular season. The Firebirds (21-7), who were ranked No. 7 in the East Region entering the ECC Tournament, knocked off No. 9 Queens in the semifinals Thursday and today took down No. 2 LIU Post in the finals to earn the ECC's NCAA Tournament automatic bid. LIU Post (22-6) and UDC will both await Sunday's NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Tournament Selection Show at 10 p.m. to see where they are seeded in next week's East Regional Tournament.

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