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USF women reach NCAA Tournament for 2nd time in school history

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For the second time in school history and the first time since 2006, the South Florida women's basketball team is dancing.

On Monday, USF was selected to play in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament.

The Bulls are seeded tenth in the Spokane, WA region and will play their first round game on Saturday against seventh seeded Texas Tech in Lubbock, TX.  A victory by USF would likely set up a second round match up with the second seed, California.

USF, which lost its first round game back in '06, finished the regular season and Big East Tournament with a 21-10 record (9-7 in conference).

The Bulls, considered a "bubble" team, and victims of recent snubs by the NCAA Selection Committee, bolstered their tournament resume this year by winning back to back games against top 25 teams: 12th ranked Louisville and 21st ranked Syracuse.  USF also put up two strong showings in losses to Notre Dame, a national title contender.

Two other teams from the state of Florida also made the field of 64 tournament teams.  Florida State enters the Oklahoma City, OK region as the eighth seed and will play the ninth seed, Princeton.  Should the Seminoles win that first round game on Sunday, it would likely set up a second round match up with the overall number one seed, defending national champion Baylor, on its home floor in Waco, TX.

Miami faces its own tough road in the Norfolk, VA region.  The Hurricanes, seeded eighth must get past the ninth seed, Iowa to set up a possible second round game against that region's top seed, Notre Dame.

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