BY ANDREAS BUTLER
The Bethune-Cookman University Lady Wildcats will be heading to the NCAA Tournament this weekend for the first time.
The team will face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish team on Saturday, March 23 at 11 a.m. at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago.
Notre Dame, defending national champions, is the the top-seeded team in the region and ranked third nationwide in the polls.
Bethune-Cookman (21-10) got this far by winning the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) tournament.
In the MEAC tournament, the Wildcats took down Norfolk State (57-45) in the championship game and had wins over Coppin State (55-49) and Maryland Eastern-Shore (58-47). They entered the tournament as the third-seeded team.
“We were very excited, both players and coaches. We expressed our gratitude for the hard work and dedication for everyone who was along this journey,” said Vanessa Blair Lewis, head coach of the Lady Wildcats.
For more information, visit BCUathletics.com.