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    Feb. 29, 2000

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. --- The University of Notre Dame women's basketball team will be the No. 2 seed in the 2000 BIG EAST Women's Basketball Championship to be held at the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn., March 4-7. The sixth-ranked Irish finished with a 15-1 conference record and have a overall record of 24-3. This is the highest that Notre Dame has been seeded in the tournament in its four previous outings.

    Connecticut, which defeated the Irish last Saturday in Hartford, Conn., receives No.1 seed after finishing the conference season with a 16-0 record, while Rutgers earns the No. 3 seed with a 12-4 league mark. The top three teams receive first round byes.

    Notre Dame will face the winner of the first round matchup between No. 7 Miami (7-9) and No. 10 Seton Hall (5-11) in the quarterfinals on Sunday, March 5 at 6:00 p.m.

    2000 BIG EAST WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

    First Round -- Saturday March 4
    Noon	    #4 Boston College vs. #13 West Virginia
    2:00 p.m.   #5 Georgetown vs. #12 Syracuse
    4:00 p.m.   #8 Pittsburgh vs. #9 St. John's
    6:30 p.m.   #7 Miami vs. #10 Seton Hall
    8:30 p.m.   #6 Villanova vs. #11 Providence
    

    Quarterfinals -- Sunday, March 5 Noon #4 BC/#13 WVU winner vs. #5 GU/#12 SU winner 2:00 p.m. #1 Connecticut vs. #8 UP/#9 SJU winner 6:00 p.m. #2 Notre Dame vs. #7 UM/#10 SHU winner 8:00 p.m. #3 Rutgers vs. #6 VU/#11 PC winner

    Semifinals -- Monday March 6 6:00 p.m. Quarterfinal afternoon winners 8:00 p.m. Quarterfinal evening winners

    Final -- Tuesday, March 7 7:30 p.m. Championship game (espn2)

    1999-2000 Final Regular Season Standings

                      BIG EAST   OVERALL
    Connecticut       16-0         27-1
    NOTRE DAME        15-1         24-3
    Rutgers           12-4         20-6
    Boston College    12-4         23-7
    Georgetown         9-7         16-11
    Villanvoa          7-9         14-13
    Miami              7-9         13-14
    Pittsburgh         7-9         16-11
    St. John's         5-11        10-17
    Seton Hall         5-11        11-15
    Providence         5-11        10-16
    Syracuse           3-13        10-17
    West Virginia      1-15         6-21


     

     

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