Big 12 Basketball

Texas Longhorns Move to No. 3 Seed in NCAA Women’s Bracketology

NCAA Womens Basketball: Texas at Tennessee

The Texas Longhorns received a big boost from their win over Iowa State as they moved to a No. 3 seed in the latest NCAA Tournament Women’s Bracketology at ESPN.

The latest projected 68-team field included six Big 12 teams, with Texas the only one to make a move up in seeding.

The Longhorns were a No. 4 seed entering Wednesday’s game with Iowa State, and after Texas dismantled the Cyclones, that was enough to move them to a No. 3 seed line.

 

Iowa State, led by Ashley Joens, remained a No. 2 seed, but they face another big showdown with Oklahoma on Saturday, one that could, potentially, drop the Cyclones a seed line with a loss.

Selection Sunday is March 13.

Other Takeaways:

Moving up: Texas was the only Big 12 team to move up a seed.  

Moving down: Kansas State, which hasn’t played a game this week, fell again in seeding, this time to a No. 8 seed. The Wildcats face Oklahoma State on Sunday, as K-State tries to bounce back from losing three of its last four games.    

Holding steady: Baylor, Iowa State, Oklahoma and Kansas all held steady. Baylor and Iowa State, which are tied for the Big 12 lead, were both No. 2 seeds.    

How the bracket looks for the Big 12 as of Feb. 15:

Bridgeport Region

No. 2 Baylor vs. No. 15 Jackson State

No. 9 Kansas vs. No. 8 Utah

Greensboro Region

No. 2 Iowa State vs. No. 15 Boston University

Wichita Region

No. 3 Oklahoma vs. No. 14 Troy

No. 8 Kansas State vs. No. 9 South Florida

Spokane Region

No. 3 Texas vs. No. 14 Mercer

Future Big 12 members

Wichita Region

No. 5 BYU vs. No. 12 Boston College/Oregon State winner

Greensboro Region

No. 9 Creighton vs. No. 8 UCF

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard.

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