MSU women's basketball named top seed in Kansas City Region

MSU will host first and second round games Saturday and Monday.

Posted: Mar. 12, 2018 6:56 PM
Updated: Mar. 12, 2018 10:52 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Mississippi State's women's basketball team was named the top seed in the Kansas City Region as the 64-team NCAA Women's Tournament field was announced Monday night.

The Bulldogs (32-1) will host Nicholls on Saturday at 5 p.m. in a first-round game. Syracuse and Oklahoma State will play at Humphrey Coliseum at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. MSU defeated both the Orange and the Cowgirls in the regular season.

The MSU-Nicholls winner will play the Syracuse-Oklahoma State winner on Monday in a second-round game in Starkville.

MSU won the SEC regular season championship and is a No. 1 seed for the first time. The Bulldogs advanced to last year's national championship game.

Texas is the No. 2 seed in the Kansas City Region. UCLA is No. 3 and North Carolina State is No. 4.

Connecticut is the No. 1 overall seed and the top seed in the Albany Region. Notre Dame is the top seed in the Spokane Region and Louisville is the top seed in the Lexington Region.

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