No. 2 seed Oregon State women to open NCAA Tournament at home against Long Beach State
No. 2 seed Oregon State will play host to No. 15 seed Long Beach State on Friday at Gill Coliseum in the NCAA women's basketball tournament.
If the Beavers win, they would face No. 7 Creighton or No. 10 Toledo, Sunday at Gill, in the second round of the Stockton (California) region.
Oregon made it into the tourney as a No. 10 seed. The Ducks' first game will be Saturday against Temple in Durham, North Carolina.
If Oregon wins its first tourney game since 2005, it would meet No. 2 seed Duke or No. 15 Hampton in Round 2.
Connnecticut got the No. 1 seed in Oregon's bracket, and UCLA is the No. 4 seed there and will open on Saturday in Los Angeles versus No. 13 seed Boise State.
South Carolina is the top seed in Oregon Sate's bracket, Florida State is No. 3, and Arizona State is there as an 8th seed and will open Friday versus Michigan State.
Washington -- one of seven Pac-12 schools picked for the field -- is a No. 3 seed and will meet Montana State on Saturday in Seattle and in the Oklahoma City region. The No. 1 seed in that region is Baylor, and Mississippi State is the second seed. Cal also is in that region and will meet LSU on Saturday in Waco, Texas, with the winner likely to meet Baylor in the second round.
Tennessee, which has three players from Oregon — Jordan Reynolds out of Central Catholic High, Jaime Nared from Westview and Mercedes Russell from Springfield — is the No. 5 seed in the OKC region. The Volunteers will open Saturday with No. 12 seed Dayton. A win would put them up against either No. 4 seed Louisville or No. 13 seed Chattanooga.
In the Lexington region, Stanford is a No. 2 and will open Saturday against New Mexico State in Manhattan, Kansas. Notre Dame is No. 1 in that region, and Texas is No. 3.