SAU Queen Bees at NAIA Nationals

Riding a 20-game winning streak, the No. 13 St. Ambrose University Queen Bees (26-5) will face No. 20 Cardinal Stritch in first-round NAIA Division II tournament action at 5:15 p.m. Thursday. Follow your Queen Bees here.

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  1. 74-48 loss to Cardinal Stritch wraps up a terrific 26-6 season for the Queen Bees. Thank you seniors Lauren Cash, Ashley Dexter and Nora Masterson for your wonderful careers. Katie Jensen's 11-point, 12-rebound double-double, her 12th of the season,was a rare highlight in the season-ending loss. Queen Bees hit just 15 of 57 attempts from the field (26.3 perecent) and go 1-for-12 from floor. ... But a great year nonetheless. Anyone see 26-6 when the Queen Bees were 6-5 on Dec. 15? ... GREAT SEASON, LADIES.

  2. Don't panic. The Queen Bees trailed by 6 at the half in the regular-season finale at AIB, where they won 62-58. In fact, they trailed at half 7 times and were tied twice en route to 20 straight wins. 
  3. Queen Bees go cold from field down the first-half stretch. They trail Cardinal Stritch 33-25 at intermission.  Today's winner will face the Jamestown Jimmies in Round 2. ... The top seed in the Bees bracket, Jamestown handled Roosevelt of Chicago 80-59 earlier today. .. The Jimmies topped the Queen Bees 80-75 on Dec. 6 at the PE Center. ... Midway through the opening half, Queen Bees nursing a 2-point lead over Cardinal Stritch.