Seattle University will make its debut in the NCAA Division I women's basketball tournament Friday as a 15th seed in the Spokane regional. The Beavers will play for the first time since March 2, when they lost to Arizona State in the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals in Seattle.
Seattle U is seeded No. 15 in the Spokane region while OR is seeded No. 2.
No. 7 Green Bay will play No. 10 Minnesota at 2 p.m. Friday in the first matchup with the winners advancing to play in the second round on Sunday at Matthew Knight Arena.More news: Pogba doubtful for Sevilla clash
OR won the Pac-12 regular-season title with a 16-2 record, led by conference player of the year Sabrina Ionescu and fellow first-team all-conference selections Ruthy Hebard and Maite Cazorla.
OR swept the Pac-12 championships this season, winning the regular season title for the first time since 2000, and winning the conference tournament for the first time ever.
The Ducks enter the NCAA tournament with a 30-4 overall record, including a current nine-game winning streak.More news: Nuance Investments LLC Acquires 123744 Shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)
Seattle averages 68.9 points per game and holds opponents to a.393 shooting percentage. The second-round victor will head to the Sweet 16 at the Lexington Regional.
Last season, UConn came into the NCAAs as the overwhelming favorite before losing to Mississippi State in the Final Four.
This season marks the fifth-straight season Oregon State has made the NCAA Tournament, the most consecutive tournament runs in program history.More news: Ian Wright: What I really think of Liverpool FC under Jurgen Klopp