Elite Eight Underway

- The excitement has been building for quite some time now for the Elite 8 and now its here.

The first games of the Elite Eight Division Two Women's tournament began early this afternoon but a noon start makes it tricky to fill the seats at Erie Insurance Arena.

Eight colleges are represented in Erie this week to compete for the Division Two Women’s NCAA Basketball title.

Teams traveled hundreds of miles to get to Erie except of course. Edinboro.

They will have a strong fan base and support at their game but for the other teams It's a long distance to travel to cheer on their team.

The Limestone Saints are from South Carolina, West Texas A & M Lady Buffalos made their way from Texas, Concordia-Saint Paul came from Minnesota, Nova Southeastern from the sunshine state of Florida, Cal Poly Pomona traveled across the country from California, the Bentley Falcons from Massachusetts and the Drury Panthers from Missouri.

The tournament does put Erie in the national spotlight though.

If you do want to help fill the stands tonight and support local businesses downtown your support would be welcome.

The Edinboro Lady Fighting Scots take the court for a 6 PM tip off.

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