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The Western Illinois Women’s basketball team has been given a 14 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Summit League Champions will play 3rd seeded Florida State in Tallahassee on Friday. The winner of that game will play the victor of the game between 6th seeded Missouri and 11th seeded South Florida Sunday. 
The game is scheduled for 6:30 PM Friday on ESPN2. We’ll have coverage Leatherneck Sports Network coverage on 102.7 FM beginning at 6:15 PM from the Donald L. Tucker Center. 
FSU comes in ranked number 13 in the nation in the most recent USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Seminoles have a 25-6 record on the year, having lost 4 of their last 6 games, including a 56-54 result vs Miami in the ACC Tournament Quarterfinals. 
The Leathernecks come in at 26-6. They earned the Summit League’s automatic bid, winning the Summit League Tournament in Sioux Falls by beating IUPUI 77-69 in overtime. WIU has won 11 consecutive games. 
This is the first meeting between both of these teams in program history.