Bulls receive program's first at-large bid

Women's basketball will go to NCAA Tournament for second time in program history

The No. 11 Bulls will play the No. 6 Southern Florida Bulls on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament after receiving the program’s first at-large bid. This is the Bulls’ second trip to the tournament after winning the Mid-American Conference Championship in 2016.

The Bulls come in having set the program’s wins in a season record, and finishing second in the MAC season and at the MAC Championship this past weekend. The Bulls will be coming in off a 96-91 loss to the Central Michigan Chippewas in the MAC Tournament finals. In 2016, the Bulls lost to the Ohio State Buckeyes 88-69 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Southern Florida comes in after a strong run in the American Athletic Conference tournament that saw them lose in the finals to the No. 1 UConn Huskies. This will be Southern Florida’s fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, having not made it past the second round since 2000.

The game will air on ESPN with tipoff set for 1:30 p.m.