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Lady Bulldogs named No. 1 seed, begin play on Friday

An error revealed the bracket this year’s NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.

Posted: Mar 18, 2019 4:50 PM
Updated: Mar 18, 2019 5:39 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - An error revealed the bracket this year’s NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.

ESPN accidentally revealed the bracket, which showed Mississippi State as a No. 1 seed in the Portland Region.

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The Lady Bulldogs will play Southern University Friday night in Starkville at 8:30. South Dakota and Clemson will play at 6:00 p.m. Friday's winners will play Sunday at Humphrey Coliseum at a time to be determined.

Baylor, Notre Dame and Louisville were named as the other three top seeds.

MSU is trying to get another shot at the national championship for the third time following defeats in 2017 and 2018.

ESPN released the following statement:

"In working with the NCAA to prepare for tonight's Women's Selection Special we received the bracket, similar to years past. In the midst of our preparation, the bracket was mistakenly posted on ESPNU. We deeply regret the error and extend our apology to the NCAA and the women's basketball community. We will conduct a thorough review of our process to ensure it doesn't happen in the future."

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