MU women in NCAA tournament for first time in 10 years, draw BYU on Saturday night in Round 1

It was a closer shave than many expected, but the Mizzou women’s basketball team found itself on the right side of the NCAA’s cut line, receiving a #10 seed in the Bridgeport (Connecticut) region, announced on Monday night.

The Tigers, after a late-season slump, had to sweat out the selection process, but received a bid, as one of the “last 4” at-large teams to receive a bid.  Missouri will play the Brigham Young University (BYU) Cougars on Saturday night at 5:30 at the Frank Erwin Center, on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin.

The appearance in the “Big Dance” is the 10th in program history, and the 23rd postseason appearance overall for MU.  The Tigers have an all-time record of 4-9 in the NCAA Tournament, having not won in that event since reaching the Sweet 16 in 2001.

The NCAA berth is the first for the Tigers under fifth-year Head Coach Robin Pingeton.