Latest NCAA prediction: Where Dayton women might be heading

Feb 26, 2018
David Jablonski - Staff Writer
Dayton  players and coaches cheer from the bench during a game against Duquesne on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at UD Arena.

The Dayton Flyers will get a No. 9 seed in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, according to the latest basketball prediction released by ESPN on Monday.

The Flyers (22-5) would play No. 8 seed Villanova in South Bend., Ind., in the first round with the winner likely playing No. 1 seed Notre Dame in the second round.

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Dayton ranks 31st in the RPI and can stamp its ticket to the NCAA tournament by winning the Atlantic 10 tournament. It has the No. 1 seed and will play in the quarterfinals at 11 a.m. Friday in Richmond, Va., against No. 8 seed Richmond (13-16) or No. 9 seed Davidson (12-17). Those teams play at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Richmond. In the regular season, Dayton beat Davidson 86-68 and won 66-59 at Richmond.

The women’s basketball selection show takes place at 7 p.m. March 12 on ESPN.