No. 9 Seed Princeton to Face No. 8 Florida State in NCAA Women's Basketball First Round
Portions and photo courtesy of Princeton Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. -- For the second-consecutive season the Princeton women's basketball team earned the No. 9 seed in the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship.
The Tigers are in the Oklahoma City regional and are headed to Waco, Texas, to face No. 8 seeded Florida State (22-9, 11-7 ACC) on Sunday, March 24 at 5:10 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN2.
Princeton (22-6, 13-1 Ivy League) enters the tournament after capturing its fourth-consecutive Ivy League title. The Tigers are the first-ever Ivy women's team to advance to the NCAA Tournament four straight years.
The Tigers last three trips to the Big Dance have resulted in first round losses. In their tournament debut they fell to No. 6 seed St. John's in Tallahassee, Fla. in 2010, followed by losses to No. 5 seed Georgetown in College Park, Md. in 2011, and to No. 8 seed Kansas State in Bridgeport, Conn. in 2012.
Also in the Tigers' bracket is host-No. 1 seed Baylor who faces No. 16 seed Prairie View A&M. The winners advance to the second round game set for Tuesday, March 26.
Princeton is one of three Ivy League teams to earn a postseason berth this season, marking the first time that has occurred in the modern tournament era. Harvard (20-8, 11-3 Ivy) finished second in the standings and earned the League's automatic WNIT berth, while Penn (16-12, 9-5 Ivy) received a bid to the Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI).
Only once before in League history has three teams made it to the postseason. In 1978, Penn, Princeton and Yale each played in the EAIWA Tournament.