The Arizona Wildcats women’s basketball team was rewarded for one of the best seasons in school history with a 3-seed in the NCAA Tournament.
The Wildcats will host 14-seed Stony Brook, the America East champions, in the first round on Monday at 11 a.m. PT in San Antonio. The game will air on ESPN2. (You can learn more about the Redwolves here.)
Arizona is in the Mercado Region. N.C. State is the 1-seed, Texas A&M is the 2.
If the Wildcats win, they will face either No. 6 Rutgers or No. 11 BYU in the second round before a potential matchup with No. 2 Texas A&M.
It officially marks UA’s first NCAA appearance since 2005. They enter the postseason 16-5 overall and 13-4 in the Pac-12, good for a second-place finish in arguably the best conference in the country.
However, Arizona struggled a bit to cap the regular season, losing three of their last four, with losses to Stanford, ASU and UCLA.
Here’s how the Wildcats reacted to seeing their name called:
.@ArizonaWBB's reaction to seeing their name in the bracket was as you'd expect. They've waited a long time for this. pic.twitter.com/dg7wwF9enA— Ryan Kelapire (@RKelapire) March 15, 2021