Eugene & Corvallis, OR. -- Women’s college basketball teams from across the country anxiously awaited to see their postseason fates in the NCAA Tournament Monday. But they didn’t have to wait long.
Hours before the official reveal, ESPN accidentally leaked the bracket matchups of the NCAA Tournament on an ESPNU broadcast. The watch parties for the Oregon and Oregon State teams were, therefore, cancelled.
“We heard it got leaked,” said Oregon State guard Destiny Slocum. “Then one of our teammates went to go look at it and when we saw it so we already knew who we were going to play. But it's exciting still to be apart of the whole process. Only a certain amount of teams get to be in it. And for us to be a top four seed and host is always a great blessing."
Nonetheless, the Ducks and Beavers can now prepare for an opponent.
Oregon State is a No. 4 seed and will open the Tournament against 13th seeded Boise State on Saturday. The Beavers will head to the Albany Regional for the Sweet Sixteen if they advance.
As for the Ducks, Oregon received a No. 2 seed for the second year in a row, and were placed in the regional to be hosted by Portland for the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight rounds.