The Pac-12 Conference women's basketball contingent doubled up the number of bids the men's teams earned to the NCAA Tournament, landing six teams into the field that was announced Monday on ESPN. The Ducks will take on 15th-seeded Seattle at 2 p.m. PT Friday in the first round, and with a win would face either No. 7 Green Bay or No. 10 Minnesota on Sunday in Eugene. They'll be looking to extend their school-record 30-win season against No. 15 seed Seattle University on Friday in Matthew Knight Arena (4:30 p.m. PDT, ESPN2).
The Redhawks (18-14) drew No. 2 seed OR (30-4) in the first round of the tournament and will play the Ducks at Matt Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m.
Sabrina Ionescu, the Pac-12 player of the year and conference tournament most outstanding player, leads the Ducks, averaging 19.4 points and assists 7.8 assists.
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.
Added Bando: "To be able to host is incredible".
Should Oregon State advance, it will play on Sunday against the victor of No. 3 seed Tennessee and No. 14 seed Liberty.
Oregon State has made the Sweet 16 in back-to-back seasons, including a Final Four run in 2016.
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