Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Medical | By Marta Holmes

Wild ride ends with Nebraska women in NCAA Tournament

Wild ride ends with Nebraska women in NCAA Tournament

The Big Ten got four teams into the tournament: No. 2 seed Purdue, No. 3 seeds Michigan and Michigan State, and No. 5 seed Ohio State. Neither Padgett, Tyra nor senior forward Anas Mahmoud would confirm if a vote ever happened but all acknowledged there were discussions about the Cardinals' options Sunday night if they were left out of the 68-team tournament field.

The first three rounds of the NIT are played on campus sites, with the better-seeded team as the host.

After a five-year absence, Mississippi State is back in postseason play.

South Dakota is one of 16 teams in the College Basketball Invitational Tournament. What looked to be a daunting league slate ended up being a major blow for the Huskers as they made their charge towards an NCAA Tournament bid the past two months.

A'Shanti Coleman's buzzer-beating putback against Nevada on Friday gave the Broncos a 62-60 victory in the Mountain West Tournament championship game, pushing their win streak to 10 games.

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"We hope you enjoy the show", Sabrina Ionescu told the crowd that gathered to watch the live selection show on Monday at Matthew Knight Arena.

It is Howland's third trip to the NIT and is 1-2 in the tournament, including a loss to MSU in the second round in 2001 while coaching at Pittsburgh.

For Nebraska, it was less about the quantity of wins and more about the quality.

By having the game against Harvard at Al McGuire it should bring a heightened level of excitement and high energy that both players and fans during the game. First there was finding out the team didn't get into the NCAA tournament while squads like Texas, Oklahoma and Arizona State did.

The date and time for the first-round game were not immediately announced.

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Nebraska's 21 wins mark a 14-game improvement in the win column over last year's 7-22 overall record, when the Huskers tied for last in the Big Ten Conference.

Per the Bracket Matrix, Middle Tennessee is projected as one of the last at-large teams in the NCAA tournament field by a few sources, including Joe Lunardi of ESPN. "I really do feel like we got slapped in the face".

It was about five minutes after the commotion when some of the players started to ask what team the Huskers were playing.

The Nittany Lions finished behind the Huskers in the Big Ten standings.

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