On Monday afternoon, ESPN’s Charlie Creme published an update to his NCAA women’s basketball tournament bracketology. Some of it is not news to anyone. For example, Connecticut is a #1 seed. I know, shocking, right?
What is news, though, at least for our purposes here at Anonymous Eagle, is that Creme as YOUR Marquette Golden Eagles as a 9 seed in the field.
MU is partnered up with #8 seed LSU, with both the Golden Eagles and Tigers headed to Waco, Texas, for their first round game. The winner would advance to play the winner of the 1/16 game between the hosting Baylor Bears, who are the #1 seed in the Oklahoma City region, and Texas Southern, the #16 seed.
Marquette is one of two Big East teams in the field. DePaul, which currently boasts an undefeated record in league play and a #19 ranking in the Associated Press top 25, are a 5 seed in the bracket, and looking at a first round game against 12th seeded Quinnipiac, the current leader in the America East conference. Creighton earns the top spot in the “first four out” category.
Three Marquette non-conference opponents are in the field, and you shouldn’t be surprised as to which three it is. Both Arizona State and Oregon State are in the field and pulling a job hosting in the first round. The Beavers are a #3 seed, while the Sun Devils slot at #4. Green Bay makes the field as the current leaders in the Horizon League, and they would probably make it as an at-large team as a #7 seed as well.
You can check out the whole bracket right here.