Jackson State Women's basketball
Photo: Jackson State Athletics/ The Tigers will tangle with LSU in the NCAA Tournament.

Jackson State and Howard, the SWAC and MEAC champions, learned where they will play in the first-ever field of 68 in the women’s college NCAA Tournament.

Jackson State was selected as a No. 14 seed and will play at No. 3 LSU in the Spokane Region first round on Saturday.

It’s the second NCAA Tournament appearance for the Tigers. They are riding a 21-game winning streak and won the regular-season and conference tournament championships.

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Jackson State lost in the first round last year 101-55 to a Baylor team that advanced to the Elite Eight.

Howard, winner of the MEAC for the first time in 21 years, will face Incarnate Word in the First Four at 7 p.m. Wednesday on ESPNU. The winner will advance to face No. 1 overall seed South Carolina in the Greensboro Region on Friday.


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