West Virginia women's basketball earns No. 8 seed NCAA Tournament, awaits matchup with No. 9 seed Princeton

The Mountaineers could meet Caitlin Clark in Iowa in round two.
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West Virginia women's basketball officially earned their at-large bid to the 2024 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament and found out when, where, and who they'd play in the postseason on Sunday evening.

After dropping a heartbreaker to Kansas State in the Big 12 Women's Basketball Tournament, WVU sits at 24-7 overall on the season and is 21st overall in the women's NET rankings. However, the Mountaineers garnered just an eight-seed for the NCAA Tournament. And to make an improbable run, they'll have to face what could easily be argued as the toughest regional bracket in the tourney.

The No. 8 seed Mountaineers will play in the Albany 2 regional, with their first-round game set to take place at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. WVU faces a tall task in the first-round matchup with No 9. seed Princeton Tigers. Princeton sits at 25-4 on the season, and were crowned both the Ivy League Regular Season Championship and Ivy League Tournament championship. One of their few losses this season came at the hand of No. 2 seed UCLA by just three points.

If WVU can advance to the second-round, it is likely they will have to do battle with global superstar Caitlin Clark and the No. 1 seed Iowa Hawkeyes, who will have the homecourt advantage due to the top 16 seeds hosting the opening rounds of action in the women's tournament. Also in the Albany 2 region are Big 12 foe Kansas State and defending national champions LSU.

While the exact date and time of WVU's next game are yet to be announced, the game is set for either March 22 or March 23.