@CanesWBB Receives No. 5 Seed in NCAA Tournament

@CanesWBB Receives No. 5 Seed in NCAA Tournament

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – For the 11th time in program history and the fifth time in the past six seasons, the University of Miami women’s basketball team is headed to the NCAA Tournament.

No. 19/19 Miami (24-8, 10-6 ACC) earned the No. 5 seed in the Lexington Region, as announced on the ESPN Selection Show Monday night. The Hurricanes will play their first game Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET in Stanford, Calif., and will take on 12th-seeded South Dakota State (26-6, 13-3 Summit).

Also in Miami’s pod are fourth-seeded Stanford (24-7, 14-4 P12), the host team, and 13th-seeded San Francisco (21-11, 9-9 WCC).

Miami is 5-10 all-time in the NCAA Tournament. The No. 5 seed is tied for the fourth-highest seed it has ever received and its best since being a No. 3 seed in 2012. The Hurricanes were also a No. 5 seed in both 1993, the year the program made its lone Sweet 16 appearance, and 2004.

This is the seventh-straight postseason berth for head coach Katie Meier and the Hurricanes, more than doubling the previous program record of three, set from 2002 to 2004.

The Hurricanes’ game against the Jackrabbits Saturday evening will be televised live on ESPN2 from Maples Pavilion. The matchup will be the first all-time between the schools.

To keep up with the University of Miami women’s basketball team during its journey through the NCAA Tournament, follow @CanesWBB.