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The UCLA women will play Sacramento State in the NCAA tournament; USC takes on South Dakota State

The UCLA women’s basketball team will look to continue their promising season when the fourth-seeded Bruins play No. 13 Sacramento State in the first round of the NCAA Greenville 1 Regional tournament on Saturday.

After their shock win over Stanford, the 17th-ranked Bruins fell to Washington State in the Pac-12 tournament final on March 5, dashing their hopes of an automatic bid. UCLA (25-9) returns to the 68-team tournament after failing to make it last season.

For the first time since 2014, USC (21-9) will also play in the NCAA tournament. The eighth-seeded Trojans will take on No. 9 South Dakota State in Seattle on Friday in USC’s first March Madness foray under coach Lindsay Gottlieb. Like UCLA, USC defeated Stanford earlier this season, but lost to Oregon State in the Pac-12 tournament.

Here’s a rundown of the matchups for the First Four and the first round of the 2023 NCAA women’s basketball tournament:

This is a developing story. We will have more information soon about UCLA and USC’s participation in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.