MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University women’s basketball team will make its 11th overall appearance in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship after earning an at-large berth on Monday evening. The No. 6-seed Mountaineers will face No. 11-seed Princeton in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 18. Tipoff is set for noon ET at the St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
West Virginia (24-6, 12-6 Big 12) finished third in the Big 12 Conference and advanced to the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship semifinal game versus Texas. The Mountaineers are making their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2014 and the ninth time under coach Mike Carey. WVU has made the postseason for a school-record 10th consecutive year. The No. 6-seed is the first for West Virginia in the NCAA Championship and the highest since earning a No. 2-seed in the 2014 tournament. The Mountaineers are 8-10 overall in the NCAA Championship.
WVU will not have any tickets available to sell to the general public. Fans, including WVU basketball season ticket holders and MAC members, interested in attending the game are encouraged to purchase tickets through the NCAA website: http://on.ncaa.com/wbbtickets.