Princeton women's basketball team cheering

Princeton women's basketball team to face Maryland in NCAA tournament

March 12, 2018 9:22 p.m.

Members of the Princeton women's basketball team cheer Monday night, March 12, as they learn they'll play Maryland in Raleigh, North Carolina, in the opening round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament.

After winning the Ivy League championship Sunday, the Princeton women's basketball team learned Monday night that they will face Maryland to open the NCAA tournament.

The Tigers (24-5), seeded No. 12 in the Kansas City region, will play the No. 5-seed Terrapins (25-7) at noon Friday in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Princeton rolled over Pennsylvania 63-34 in the Ivy League Tournament championship game Sunday afternoon at the Palestra in Philadelphia.
 
Bella Alarie was honored as the tournament's most outstanding player. For the second consecutive year, she and Leslie Robinson were named to the all-tournament team.  Abby Meyers was also named to the all-tournament team.
 
With the victory, Princeton will head to its seventh NCAA Tournament in the last nine years, all under head coach Courtney Banghart. The Tigers last went to the tournament in 2016.

The game Friday will be televised on the ESPN2 network.

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