Women’s Basketball: No. 13 CSUN to play No. 4 Stanford in NCAA Tournament


The women’s basketball team reacts after learning they were selected as a No. 13 seed in the Oklahoma City Region bracket, and will face the No. 4 Stanford Cardinals in the first round of the Women’s 2015 NCAA Tournmanet, on March 16, 2015 in the Pub. (Trevor Stamp / Multimedia Editor)

Kenneth Berry

Fresh off their 67-60 victory over the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine, the Matadors (23-9), will play the No. 4 Stanford Cardinal (24-9), in the first round in Palo Alto on Saturday, March 21 at 3:30 p.m.

The back-to-back Big West Tournament champions were the No. 16 seed last year as they lost to then No. 1 seed South Carolina 73-58 in the first round.

Their no. 13 seed this year is thanks in part to the Matadors beating the regular season Big West Champion Rainbow Wahine to earn the automatic conference champion bid.

Head coach Jason Flowers will look to guide his senior-heavy team to victory with CSUN’s all-time women’s scorer Ashlee Guay, this years Big West Conference Defensive player of the year in Janae Sharpe, last years Big West Conference Defensive player of the year in Camille Mahlknecht, sharpshooter Cinnamon Lister and defensive specialist Randi Friess.