March Madness comes to Maples

 Nnemkadi Ogwumike (left) and Chiney Ogwumike during the press conference following the semi-final game of the 2011 Pac-10 Tournament game against the Arizona Wildcats at Staples Center last Saturday. Stanford won, 100-71.
Nnemkadi Ogwumike (left) and Chiney Ogwumike answer questions during the press conference following the semi-final game of the 2011 Pac-10 Tournament game against the Arizona Wildcats at Staples Center last Saturday. Stanford won, 100-71.

Stanford women’s basketball earned the No. 1 seed in the Spokane Region and will face UC Davis in Saturday’s first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, the NCAA announced Monday.

No. 2/2 Stanford (29-2), the Pac-10’s automatic qualifier following the capture of its eighth Pac-10 Tournament title, and fifth in a row, March 12, faces Big West Conference champion UC Davis Saturday, March 19, at 3:30 p.m. at Maples Pavilion.

The winner of Saturday’s first-round contest will move on to face the winner of Saturday’s 1 p.m. opener between eighth-seeded Texas Tech and ninth-seeded St. John’s Monday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Maples Pavilion.

Both contests will be aired by one channel of the ESPN family of networks, including ESPN, ESPN2 and online on ESPN3.

For ticket information and for the full announcement, visit the Athletics website.