Defending champ Mississippi State highlights Women's Sweet 16 teams at Sprint Center

Michael Ronnebaum
March 23, 2018 - 6:40 am

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Sprint Center is hosting Sweet 16 games in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament.

Mississippi State upset No. 1 Connecticut in 2017 to win the national title, a win that snapped the longest winning streak in college basketball history at 111 games. This weekend in Kansas City the Bulldogs look to punch another ticket to the Final Four. 

"I think Kansas City is one of the premier destinations for college basketball in the nation," said Brenda VanLengen, a basketball analyst with the Big 12 Conference, the Jayhawks TV Network and other platforms.

VanLengen is serving as an ambassador for the NCAA Women's Regional. UCLA, North Carolina State and Texas are the other three teams in Kansas City.

"This is what teams work for all year long," VanLengen said. "(Kansas City) is the only region in the country where the top four seeds have held."

MSU tips off against NC State at 6 p.m. Friday. The Bruins play the Longhorns at around 8:30. The Regional Final is Sunday.

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