LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) – Little Rock women’s basketball earned a No. 14 seed in the 2018 NCAA Tournament when the NCAA released the tournament bracket on Monday night.
The Trojans will play No. 3 seed Florida State on Saturday in Tallahassee, Florida. The matchup will take place at 10 a.m. (CT) on ESPN2.
If Little Rock advances to the second round of the tournament, it would play the winner of No. 6 USF and No. 11 Buffalo on Monday.
This will be Little Rock’s fifth trip to the NCAA Tournament. Little Rock has posted two NCAA Tournament victories over the years with the last coming as the No. 11 seed against No. 6 seed Texas A&M in 2015 when it knocked off the Aggies 69-60. Little Rock then fell 57-54 to No. 3 seed Arizona State in the second round.
Prior to that, Little Rock’s first NCAA Tournament victory came in 2010 when it was an at-large bid to the tournament. As a No. 11 seed that season, the Trojans defeated No. 6 seed Georgia Tech in the first round before losing to No. 3 seed Oklahoma in the second round on the Sooners’ home court.
Little Rock earned its automatic bid to this year’s NCAA Tournament when it claimed the Sun Belt Tournament Championship on Sunday night. The Trojans survived a strong second-half surge by Texas State to win its fourth league tournament with a final score of 54-53. Ronjanae DeGray and Monique Townson earned All-Tournament Team honors for their performance throughout the tournament.
Ticket information for the Trojans’ NCAA Tournament game will be forthcoming.