By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –The St. Joseph’s women’s basketball team has earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament for a second straight season. The 22-9 Hawks are the #9 seed in the Lincoln region and they will open things up on Sunday when they take on Georgia in Storrs, Connecticut.
Last season, the Hawks earned an automatic berth as the Atlantic 10 champions, but this year they had to wait and see if they would get an at-large bid after losing in the quarterfinals of the A-10 Tournament.
“We were anxiously anticipating all week,” St. Joe’s head coach Cindy Griffin tells KYW Newsradio. “It was actually a very agonizing week because we just were idle, trying to figure out scenarios and those type of things. So we were very happy that we were in the tournament, but we were notified, probably within the first three minutes (of the selection show) because of the seed that we were in.”