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NCAA Women’s Albany Regional Teams Announced
- Updated: March 16, 2015
The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee announced today, the 64-team field for the 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship including the Albany Regional at the Times Union Center, which will be hosted by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with co-host Siena College.
The top four seeds in the Albany Region include; No. 1 UConn (32-1), No. 2 Kentucky (23-9), No. 3 Louisville (25-6), and No. 4 California (23-9). Two-time defending champion UConn will start the tournament seeking a 10th national championship.
The remaining 12 teams in the region are; No. 5 Texas, No. 6 South Florida, No. 7 Dayton, No. 8 Rutgers, No. 9 Seton Hall, No. 10 Iowa State, No. 11 LSU, No. 12 Western Kentucky, No. 13 Wichita State, No. 14 BYU, No. 15 Tennessee State, and No. 16 St. Francis Brooklyn.
A couple of local ties exist with the Albany regional teams. The Dayton Flyers are led by Head Coach Jim Jabir, the former Siena head coach for three seasons from 1987-1990. Cassie Broadhead, a former standout at nearby Scotia-Glenville High School is currently a redshirt freshman at BYU where she has appeared in 28 games this season.
First and Second round matchups and locations for the Albany regional are as follows:
No. 1 UConn vs. No. 16 St. Francis Brooklyn: 03/21, 9 p.m.
No. 8 Rutgers vs. No. 9 Seton Hall: 03/21, 6:30 p.m.
No. 1/No. 16 winner vs. No. 8/No.9 winner
No. 5 Texas vs. No. 12 Western Kentucky: 3/20, 5 p.m.
No. 4 California vs. No. 13 Wichita State: 3/20, 7:30 p.m.
No. 5/No. 12 winner vs. No. 4/No. 13 winner
No. 6 South Florida vs. No. 11 LSU: 3/21, 6:30 p.m.
No. 3 Louisville vs. No. 14 BYU: 3/21: 4 p.m.
No. 8/No. 11 winner vs. No. 3/No. 14 winner
No. 7 Dayton vs. No. 10 Iowa State: 3/20, 12 p.m.
No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 15 Tennessee State: 3/20, 2:30 p.m.
No. 7/No. 10 winner vs. No. 2/No.15 winner
The winners from each four-team grouping will advance to the Albany Regional to be held at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY.
Games for the Albany Regional will be held Saturday, March 28 at 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and Monday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. The four regional winners will advance to the 2015 NCAA Women’s Final Four, April 5 and 7 in Tampa Bay, Fla. (Amalie Arena).
Albany Regional Bracket: