SC women's team a No. 2 seed in NCAAs

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For the first time in five years, SC will not be a No. 1 seed in the tournament, though it will host the opening rounds for the fourth straight year as a top-4 seed.

Cal is headed to the women's NCAA basketball tournament for the sixth time in seven years, but the seventh-seeded Bears have their work cut out for them.

The Aggies earned the 15th seed in the Albany Region and will play No. 2 seed SC in the opening round.

No. 7 seed California (21-10 record) will play No. 10 seed Virginia (18-13 record) in the 5 p.m. game at Colonial Life Arena on ESPN2 on Friday. As a No. 2 seed, the Gamecocks will host the first two rounds at Colonial Life Arena. General admission seating is available for $15 (adult) for the first round (both games) and $12 (adult) for the second round. Booklets for the entire weekend are available for $23 and include a general admission ticket for each round.

A&T heads into the tournament on an 11-game winning streak and with 19 wins in their last 20 games. The Gamecocks won their fourth straight SEC tournament crown on March 4 with an upset of then-No. This year marks the fifth-straight season Carolina enters the NCAA Tournament with 25 or more wins.

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