Gamecocks enter NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament as No. 2 seed

North Carolina A&T, fresh off winning its second Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) tournament title in three seasons, will head to Columbia to play SC in Colonial Life Arena.

The Aggies earned the 15th seed in the Albany Region and will play No. 2 seed SC in the opening round. The other first-round game in Columbia pairs seventh-seeded California (21-10) and 10th-seeded Virginia (18-13) on Fri., March 16, at 5 p.m. ET.

For the first time in five years, SC will not be a No. 1 seed in the tournament, though it will host the opening rounds for the fourth straight year as a top-4 seed. The victor will face the California-Virginia victor on Sunday. 2 Mississippi State. A'ja Wilson, the ESPNW and USA Today National Player of the Year, is a walking double-double, averaging 22.6 points and 11.8 rebounds per game.

Last Saturday, the Aggies defeated Hampton 72-65 in overtime to win the MEAC Women's Tournament title.

Should the defending champions advance to the tournament's second weekend, they will travel to Albany, where a potential Elite Eight showdown with No. 1 seed CT awaits.

A&T has won 11 straight games and 19 of 20.

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