NEB WBB: Huskers Headed to Los Angeles as No. 4 Seed
Lincoln - TheNebraska women's basketball team earned the second-highest seed in schoolhistory, claiming the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Lincoln Regional when the 64-teamNCAA Tournament field was announced on Monday night.
The Huskers and hundreds of fans joined together at Pinnacle BankArena on Monday night to watch ESPN's NCAA Selection Show on the big screens inthe main arena.
Nebraska's No. 4 seed ranked second only to NU's No. 1 seed in theMidwest Region in 2010. That Husker team advanced to the school's first NCAASweet 16.
The Huskers, who earned the Big Ten's automatic bid as theconference tournament champion, will travel to Pauley Pavilion in Los Angelesfor the NCAA Tournament first and second rounds.
The Big Red will begin their NCAA Tournament run by battling No.13 seed Fresno State (22-10 Overall, 13-5 Mountain West) on Saturday at 3 p.m.on ESPN2. The Bulldogs earned their second straight trip to the NCAA Tournamentas the Mountain West champion. The other side of the bracket in Los Angeleswill feature fifth-seeded NC State and No. 12 seed BYU. The Wolfpack andCougars will square off on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Connecticut claimed the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Lincoln Regionaland the unbeaten and defending national champion Huskies will play the firstand second rounds on their home court at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn.,beginning with a matchup against Prairie View A&M (14-17). The Huskies'likely second-round matchup will come against either No. 8 seed Georgia or No.9 St. John's in the second round. The Huskies are taking aim at their ninthNCAA title and their seventh straight NCAA Women's Final Four.
Duke captured the No. 2 seed in the regional. The Blue Devilseliminated the Huskers from the NCAA Tournament in the Sweet 16 last season inNorfolk, Va.
Texas A&M claimed the No. 3 seed in the Lincoln Regional. TheHuskers advanced knocked the Aggies out of last season's tournament in thesecond round at College Station, Texas.
Courtesy of UNL Media Relations