WICHITA, Kan. — Three mid-majors opening the NCAA tournament in Wichita hope to prove they deserved consideration for higher seeds.
At 32-1, Wisconsin-Green Bay matches perennial power Connecticut for the best record in Division I women's basketball, but that translated only to a No. 5 seed.
Arkansas-Little Rock, Green Bay's first-round tournament opponent, can commisserate. The Trojans were 26-5 last season, sweated out an at-large bid and received a No. 11 seed before beating major-conference foe Georgia Tech, and is a No. 12 seed this time around.
Throw in No. 13 seed Northern Iowa, which will take a 19-game winning streak into its game Sunday against fourth-seeded Michigan State, and that makes a full house of mid-major programs who can't seem to catch a seeding break come tournament time.