First Round: LSU 64, San Diego State 56
Sunday, March 18 - 6:45 p.m. CT
Pete Maravich Assembly Center - Baton Rouge, La.
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Record: 25-7 Overall, 12-2 MW (1st)
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San Diego State (25-6) earned the Mountain West automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship Tournament with a 57-43 win over New Mexico on Saturday, March 10 to win the championship game. It will be the third time San Diego State has represented the league in the NCAA postseason event and second time as the MW's automatic qualifier. The Aztecs, the No. 12 seed in the Kingston, R.I., Region, will face No. 5 seed LSU (22-10) in the first round at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La. San Diego State is making its ninth appearance in the NCAA Tournament and its third in the last four seasons. The Aztecs are 6-8 overall in the NCAA Tournament and reached the Sweet 16 in 2010.
First round games will be played Sunday, March 18 with No. 4 seed Penn State (24-6) and No. 13 seed UTEP (29-3) squaring off at 3 p.m. MT. San Diego State will then face LSU at 5:30 p.m. MT. Both first round games will be televised on ESPN2. Tuesday's second round matchup between the winners of Sunday's games will be played at 7:30 p.m. MT and will be televised on ESPN or ESPN2.