Iowa State, Drake women earn NCAA tournament bids

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Published: Mar. 12, 2023 at 8:59 PM CDT
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Three total schools from Iowa will be represented in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament this month.

Iowa State secured a bid by winning the Big 12 conference tournament on Sunday and was placed as the five-seed in the Seattle 3 regional, matched up against 12-seeded Toledo. They will play on Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn.

Drake won its way into the tournament by winning the MVC tournament championship, and were awarded a 12-seed by the tournament selection committee. They face Louisville in Austin, Texas on Saturday.

Exact start times and television channels will be announced at a later date.

The University of Iowa was also in the tournament field as a #2 seed.