March 03, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs bench celebrate after a play against the Saint Mary's Gaels during the second half of the semifinals of the 2012 West Coast Conference Tournament at Orleans Arena. The Gonzaga Bulldogs defeated the Saint Mary's Gaels 83-78. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are the 11th seed in the women's NCAA basketball tournament, and they'll face Rutgers in the first round.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs might very well make it back to the second weekend for the third year in a row. If they do, they can partially thank geography for their luck.
Gonzaga will draw Rutgers in their first matchup in the Kingston (Rhode Island) regional. If they score an upset there, they face the winner of Miami/Idaho State afterward. And they're in a great spot: Gonzaga is in a favorable spot to advance to the Sweet 16. Both of their first week matchups are in Spokane, played right in their college town arena! It can't get any more favorable for an eleven seed to get to the Sweet 16.
Here are the times, dates, seeds and overall information for the bracket.
No. 1 UConn vs. No. 16 Prairie View, Saturday 10:30 AM PT, ESPN2 (Bridgeport)
No. 8 Kansas State vs. No. 9 Princeton, Saturday 8:20 AM PT, ESPN2 (Bridgeport)
No. 5 LSU vs. No. 12 San Diego State, Sunday 4:30 PM PT, ESPN2 (Baton Rouge)
No. 4 Penn State vs. No. 13 UTEP, Sunday 2:15 PM PT, ESPN2 (Baton Rouge)
No. 6 Rutgers vs. No. 11 Gonzaga, Saturday 1:15 PM PT, ESPN2 (Spokane)
No. 3 Miami (FL) vs. No. 14 Idaho State, Saturday 3:30 PM PT, ESPN2 (Spokane)
No. 7 Green Bay vs. No. 10 Iowa State, Saturday 3:30 PM PT, ESPN2 (Ames)
No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 15 McNeese State, Saturday 1:20 PM PT, ESPN2 (Ames)
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