March 7, 2014
It will be a deep tournament with 29 teams set to compete, including 19 of the top 20. The ranked teams include No. 1 Arkansas State, No. 2 Nebraska, No. 3 Maryland Eastern Shore, No. 3 Fairleigh Dickinson, No. 5 Central Missouri, No. 6 Stephen F. Austin, No. 7 Sam Houston State, No. 8 Vanderbilt, No. 9 Wisconsin-Whitewater, No. 10 St. Francis, No. 11 Kutztown, No. 12 Sacred Heart, No. 13 Saint Francis Brooklyn, No. 14 Valparaiso, No. 15 McKendree, No. 17 North Carolina A&T, No. 19 Alabama State, No. 20 Adelphi and No. 20 Delaware State.
Also competing along with the Blazers will be, Alabama A&M, Bethune-Cookman, Howard, Jackson State, Louisiana Tech,
The three-day tournament will begin with six, four-game baker matches on Friday. The action will start at 9 a.m. Saturday will feature the six traditional team games with matches starting at 8:30 a.m. On Sunday, the teams will conclude with three best-of-seven baker matches beginning at 8:30 a.m.
UAB is coming off its best finish of the season after taking third at the Aggie Master’s. The Blazers finished 9-4 on the weekend. Junior Ali Long led the team with a third place finish individually, her best of the season.