By Eric Umphrey
The Times 

WSU women's basketball team poised for NCAA tournament


February 24, 2022

The women’s NCAA Division I Tournament will host sixty-eight teams with play-in games for the bottom four seeds for the first time.

The number of teams that qualify for the women’s tournament has changed over the years. When the tournament started in 1982, only thirty-two teams qualified. By 1994, the field grew to sixty-four teams, matching the men’s tournament, and stayed at that level until this year.

In an early tournament prediction by ESPN, the Washington State Cougars were given a #10 seed which translates to a top forty ranking. At this point, six teams from the Pac-12 are expected to...

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