By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Jay Wright’s squad is not the only team on the Main Line getting ready to open play in the NCAA Tournament. The Villanova women’s basketball team is in the tourney for the first time since 2009 and they will open play on Sunday in Stanford, California, with a first-round match-up against Michigan.
21-10 Villanova tied for sixth in the Big East during the regular season with a 9-7 mark. They lost in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament to Syracuse, so they had to play the waiting game on Selection Monday to see if they earned an at-large bid.
“It was very exciting,” Villanova head coach Harry Perretta tells KYW Newsradio. “It was good that it came up early, so there was no anxiety.”