Southern announced as No. 16-seed in NCAA women’s basketball tournament

Southern announced as No. 16-seed in NCAA women’s basketball tournament
Southern Women's basketball team. Photo via SWAC.org.

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Southern University women’s basketball team is celebrating its first Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament title since 2010.

Next, they will face No. 1 Miss. State in Starkville for the NCAA Women’s Basketball tournament.

The Lady Jags were announced as the No. 16-seed in the Portland Regional.

The news came a bit early Monday, Mar. 8 after ESPN accidentally leaked the bracket several hours ahead of the selection show. The show was scheduled to air at 7 p.m. ET.

The Lady Jaguars are led by first year head coach Carlos Funchess, who spent 13 season at Southern as an assistant coach.

The game will be available at 8 p.m. Friday on ESPN2.

Baylor, Notre Dame, Mississippi State and Louisville are the top seeds in the women’s tournament.

Click here to view the full bracket.

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