Women’s Basketball: Flyers Earn A Nine-Seed, Will Play Marquette In Louisville

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Steve Miller
Sports Editor

The Dayton women’s basketball team will be heading to Louisville, Kentucky as a nine-seed to take on Marquette in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament on Friday.

Dayton is heading back to March Madness for the second-straight year and the eighth time in the last nine seasons.

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After losing to George Washington in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament in Richmond, Virginia on March 3, the Flyers needed one of the 32 at-large bids to enter the NCAA Tournament.

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George Washington earned the conference’s automatic bid and will play as a 14-seed against Ohio State in the first round.

The last time the Flyers received an at-large bid was 2015, again after losing to GW in the conference tournament. That year, the Flyers marched on to the Elite Eight — the best finish in program history.

This year, Dayton was the top seed in the conference after accruing a 15-1 A-10 regular season record, but failed to down the Colonials in their third head-to-head matchup of the year.

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