Feb. 28, 2012
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MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's basketball team has earned the No. 14 seed in the BIG EAST Conference Women's Basketball Championship, which begins Friday, March 2 at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. The Golden will play No. 11 seed Cincinnati on March 2 at 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. CT
The Golden Eagles' first round game can be seen live on the BIG EAST's website through the conference's official streaming video platform, BIGEAST.tv. A live audio stream will also be available on GoMarquette.com with Kyle Dlabay on the call.
Marquette's (13-16, 4-12 BIG EAST) meeting with the Bearcats (15-14, 6-10 BIG EAST) will mark the third time the two teams will play each other this season. Cincinnati took both regular-season contests, 62-54 at the Al McGuire Center and 60-46 at Fifth Third Arena.
The 2012 Championship field is based on regular-season league records, with the highest four seeds earning double byes into the quarterfinals on March 4. Teams finishing in spots 5-8 earned first-round byes, while seeds 9-16 will begin play in the first round on March 2.
The winner of the Marquette versus Cincinnati first round game will face No. 6 seed Rutgers in the second round on March 3 at 8 p.m.ET/7 p.m. CT. The game will be televised on regionally on the BIG EAST Network and locally in Milwaukee on Sports32.