AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas women’s basketball team has earned the No. 2 seed in the Kansas City Regional and will begin NCAA Tournament play at home this week, playing host to the NCAA First and Second Rounds at the Frank Erwin Center.
The second-seeded Longhorns will be joined in Austin by seventh-seeded Arizona State, 10th-seeded Nebraska and 15th-seeded Maine. Texas will open its NCAA quest on Saturday by playing host to 15th-seeded Maine at 5 p.m. CT on ESPN2.
Texas is making its 31st all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament, which ranks fourth among all NCAA Division I programs. The Longhorns hold an all-time NCAA Tournament record of 40-29 (.580). UT is hosting the NCAA First and Second Rounds for the third consecutive year and eighth time since 1997. Texas is 23-9 (.719) all-time in NCAA Tournament games played at home.
Texas is a No. 2 seed for the sixth time in program history and holds a record of 13-5 (.722) all-time when competing in the NCAA Tournament as a No. 2 seed.
The Longhorns have made five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances under head coach Karen Aston, including three consecutive NCAA Sweet 16 showings for the first time in more than a decade.
Texas has posted its fifth consecutive 20-win season and has a 26-6 record overall. The Longhorns tied the school record for most Big 12 Conference wins in a single season with 15, finishing second in league play for the third consecutive season.
Texas has five wins in 10 games this season against Associated Press top-25 opponents.
NCAA FIRST AND SECOND ROUNDS – AUSTIN, TEXAS
Saturday, March 17, 2018 (NCAA First Round)
2:30 p.m. CT – No. 7 Arizona State (21-12) vs. No. 10 Nebraska (21-10) – ESPN2
5 p.m. CT – No. 2 Texas (26-6) vs. No. 15 Maine (23-9) – ESPN2
Monday, March 19, 2018 (NCAA Second Round)
TBA – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2