Maine gets Texas


Orono, Maine -- The University of Maine women's basketball team earned a No. 15 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will travel to take on No. 2 Texas at the Frank Erwin Center on Saturday, March 17 at 6 p.m. live on ESPN2.

Maine, making its eighth NCAA Tournament appearance and first since 2004, enters the postseason with a 1-7 all-time mark. The Black Bears' lone win came in 1999 when No. 10 Maine defeated No. 7 Stanford, 60-58.

The Black Bears earned the America East's automatic bid when they defeated No. 6 Hartford, 74-65, to capture their eighth league title on Friday, March 9.

Maine is 0-1 all-time against Texas as the Longhorns defeated the Black Bears, 72-34, back on Dec. 29, 1992 in the Bell Atlantic Classic held in Piscataway, N.J.

The other teams bracketed in the Austin site are No. 7 Arizona State and No. 10 Nebraska.

During the 2017-18 season, Maine played against four teams which also earned NCAA Tournament bids; No. 1 Mississippi State, No. 3 Ohio State, No. 5 Duke and No. 8 Miami (Fl.).

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