XU Women Handed Program's Highest Seed

CINCINNATI (AP) - Xavier got a No. 2 seed - the best in school

history - in the NCAA tournament. The Musketeers also got the

chance for an intriguing rematch down the line.

The Musketeers (28-2) were placed in the Spokane region on

Monday night. They play at home on Sunday against South Dakota

State. If they win, they'll play either Louisville or Vanderbilt,

two familiar teams.

Last season, the Musketeers lost to Stanford on a last-second

shot in the Elite Eight. They could face Stanford - the Spokane

region's top seed - in the Elite Eight again.

Xavier's losses this season came at Duke and at Stanford when

top player Amber Harris was suffering from a mild concussion.

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