By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – For the first time since 2004, the Penn women’s basketball team is getting ready for an NCAA Tournament game.
The 22-6 Quakers are the #12 seed in the Louisville Regional and they will open play on Sunday afternoon in College Park, Maryland, taking on the #5 seed, the Texas Longhorns.
Penn got here by winning the Ivy League title (12-2 league record), clinching the crown with an incredibly impressive 80-64 win over Princeton in their regular season finale. That game was back on March 11th, giving Penn players like senior leading scorer Alyssa Baron time to soak it all in.
“We definitely had time,” Baron tells KYW Newsradio. “Coach gave us a couple of days off after that Princeton game. So we got to celebrate and really enjoy that win, enjoy the Ivy League championship. Then we knew once we found out who we were playing that we would get back into it, settle down and have some good practices.”