Marquette will face Dayton in 2018 NCAA Championship

March 12, 2018

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MILWAUKEE — The Marquette women’s basketball team has earned an at-large selection as a No. 8 seed in the 2018 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship and will face ninth-seeded Dayton in the first round in Louisville, Kentucky. The contest on Friday, March 16 will air live on ESPN2 at 1:30 p.m. Central time.

The Golden Eagles (23-9) have earned consecutive berths to the NCAA tournament for the first time since the 1998-99 and 1999-00 campaigns and are making their 11th appearance in program history.

Marquette is 1-2 as a No. 8 seed, last besting No. 9 Texas, 68-65, in the 2011 first round before narrowly falling to No. 1 Tennessee, 79-70, in the second round.

Should MU win its first round game, it will face the winner of top-seeded Louisville and No. 16 Boise State

Marquette is 14-12 in 26 previous meetings with the Flyers and have claimed 12 of the last 14 matchups in the series.

The Golden Eagles are 4-10 all-time in the NCAA Tournament and fell in the 2017 first round to No. 12 Quinnipiac in Coral Gables, Florida. The program has never advanced past the second round.

Marquette claimed a share of the BIG EAST regular season title for the first time in program history and reached the BIG EAST Tournament championship game for the second year in a row, where it fell to DePaul.




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