Missouri State crashes the Sweet 16 as 11 seed

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NEW YORK (AP) The Sweet 16 is set and Missouri State is crashing the party for the first time in 18 years.

The 11th-seeded Lady Bears, who last made it this far in 2001 when the team made its historic Final Four run, are the only double-digit seed to reach the regional semifinals. It's the ninth time in 10 years that a team seeded 10 or lower has reached the Sweet 16. Missouri State knocked off Iowa State on the Cyclones' home court to advance.

Missouri State had gone one-and-done in its previous four NCAA appearances.


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Rank School Rec
1 Baylor33-1
2 Connecticut33-2
3 Notre Dame32-3
4 Mississippi State32-2
5 Louisville31-3
6 Stanford30-4
7 Oregon31-4
8 Iowa28-6
9 Maryland29-5
10 North Carolina State28-5
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1 Notre Dame32-3
2 Baylor33-1
3 Louisville31-3
4 Stanford30-4
5 Oregon31-4
6 Connecticut33-2
7 Iowa28-6
8 Mississippi State32-2
9 North Carolina State28-5
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