Monday, March 17, 2008

Cornell Going Dancing

The Cornell women's basketball team finds out its seeding in the NCAA tournament when ESPN announces the selection tonight at 7. It's the first time in Ivy League history that the same school earned a spot in both the men's and women's NCAA tournament the same year.

The women's team makes the tournament for the first time in school history after defeating Dartmouth to win the Ivy League playoff. ESPN's latest bracket projects Cornell as a No. 15 seed, facing No. 2 Rutgers in the Oklahoma City region.

The Cornell men's team is a No. 14 seed in the South region and faces No. 3 Stanford on Thursday in Anaheim, Calif. They earned a spot by winning the Ivy League title, the first time it went to the tournament since 1988.

Lindsay Kramer, of The Syracuse Post-Standard, was with the team when its seeding was announced. Pete Thamel, of the New York Times and a Syracuse University alum (1999), spent "48 Hours on the Big Red Bus" last month.

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