COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Second-seeded Texas A&M (28-7) will battle third-seeded Duke (25-9) in the regional semifinals of the 2008 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship on Sunday, March 30 at 6 p.m. (CT). The game will be televised live from Oklahoma City’s Ford Center on ESPN2.
The Sweet 16-bound Aggies are making their first trip to the Sweet 16 since 1994 after defeating 10th-seeded Hartford, 63-39, in second-round action on Monday, March 24 in Baton Rouge, La. Meanwhile, the Blue Devils beat sixth-seeded Arizona State, 67-59, on Tuesday night to advance to their 11th-consecutive Sweet 16 appearance.
A&M’s first and only prior meeting with Duke came in the second round of the Preseason WNIT to tipoff the 1995-96 season. The Aggies prevailed with an 83-73 upset of the then-No. 16 ranked Blue Devils on Nov. 17, 1995, at G. Rollie White Coliseum in College Station, Texas. The winner will face either top-seeded Tennessee (32-2) or fifth-seeded Notre Dame (25-8) in the regional finals on Tuesday, April 1 at a time to be determined by ESPN.
2008 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship
Oklahoma City Regional
Ford Center – Oklahoma City, Okla.
Big 12 Conference, Host
Sunday, March 30
Semifinal No. 1 – No. 2 Texas A&M (28-7) vs. No. 3 Duke (25-9) at 6 p.m. (CT) on ESPN2HD/ESPN360
Semifinal No. 2 – No. 1 Tennessee (32-2) vs. No. 5 Notre Dame (25-8) at approx. 30 minutes after Semifinal No. 1 on ESPN2HD/ESPN360