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.


First Round -- Saturday March 4Noon        #4 Boston College vs. #13 West Virginia2:00 p.m.   #5 Georgetown vs. #12 Syracuse4:00 p.m.   #8 Pittsburgh vs. #9 St. John's6:30 p.m.   #7 Miami vs. #10 Seton Hall8:30 p.m.   #6 Villanova vs. #11 Providence
Quarterfinals -- Sunday, March 5Noon #4 BC/#13 WVU winner vs. #5 GU/#12 SU winner2:00 p.m. #1 Connecticut vs. #8 UP/#9 SJU winner6:00 p.m. #2 Notre Dame vs. #7 UM/#10 SHU winner8:00 p.m. #3 Rutgers vs. #6 VU/#11 PC winner
Semifinals -- Monday March 66:00 p.m. Quarterfinal afternoon winners8:00 p.m. Quarterfinal evening winners
Final -- Tuesday, March 77:30 p.m. Championship game (espn2)

1999-2000 Final Regular Season Standings

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