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Western Illinois Women's Basketball plays its first round game of the NCAA Tournament tonight at Florida State. The Leathernecks (26-6) come into the game as a 14 seed, earning an automatic bid as the Summit League Champions. The Seminoles (25-7), a 3 seed, scooped up an at-large bid from the ACC. 


The game will take place at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, FSU's home floor. The Seminoles are 13-3 at home this year, but come in losing 4 of their last 6 games. Western on the other hand, has won 11 straight games, including an overtime thriller over IUPUI 77-69 to capture the Summit League crown. The winner of tonight's game plays the winner of Missouri and South Florida on Monday in Tallahassee. 


The game will be broadcast on ESPN2, with radio coverage on 102.7 FM. Tip-off is slated for 6:30 PM.