Will NCAA Tournament snub impact Nebraska's future scheduling?


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The No. 1 seed in the Spokane Regional is Notre Dame.

In the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament last week, against a 23-win team, she scored 48 points, more than any player in the entire country has scored in any game this season.

The Huskies opened Pac-12 play on a 4-1 run and after losing two straight, they won four in a row against Colorado, Washington State, ASU and Arizona.

The Cards could get to the Final Four without leaving their home state, but they'll have to earn it. View the full bracket here. He says this game is bittersweet because Marquette isn't in the NCAA tournament, but they're still playing. The Bulldogs will host Abilene Christian on Monday.

That thinking has been costly for Nebraska, as many bracketologists quickly dismiss its 13-5 league record by saying it came against a sub-par conference. The week between that win and ESPN's tournament show was harder to wait through than the previous month when Nebraska had games to play.

As of a week ago, the Huskies were trying to sneak into the NCAA Tournament. The Ducks are expected to host the first two rounds at Matthew Knight Arena, with the men's team working around that as necessary. I think we had a really good year.

Nebraska's only other NCAA Tournament appearance in the state of Texas was a successful one.

The Bears' game against Wagner tips off at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferrell Center. Nebraska was the last of six Big Ten teams announced in the field. Sure, the Huskers didn't play many great teams, but their record should have gotten them in. Freshman forward Taylor Kissinger had her best practice in weeks, Williams said, and almost fully recovered from a shoulder injury she suffered in the regular-season finale at Maryland. But it also gives me confidence in these young women that we don't panic when we're behind.

Maybe more importantly, Nebraska didn't capitalize on the few opportunities for ever-important Quadrant 1 wins it did have. "(Teams like Nebraska, St. Mary's, and Middle Tennessee) played some great non-conference games, they just didn't win those games". Season ticket holders were able to start purchasing their tickets, for the now sold out game at 9 a.m. Monday.

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