College Station First and Second Round Event Information The University of Dayton women’s basketball team earned its third consecutive and first automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. UD is the No. 11 seed in the Raleigh region for the 2012 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship. The Flyers will play No. 6 seed Arkansas this Saturday, March 17 at 4:05 p.m. ET in College Station, Texas at Reed Arena. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.
HOW THEY GOT HERE The Flyers won three games in three days to claim the 2012 Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Championship, earning the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. After opening the tournament with a 69-51 win over Saint Louis, Dayton avenged both its regular season A-10 losses on the road to the title. For the second consecutive season, the Flyers defeated Temple in the semifinals, this time by a score of 66-63. Dayton claimed its first-ever A-10 women’s basketball title with a 56-53 win over No. 16 and top-seeded St. Bonaventure.
SERIES INFO The Flyers are 0-4 all-time against Arkansas, but have not faced the Razorbacks since 2001. UD is 1-2 in NCAA Championship games.
UP NEXT The winner of the Arkansas-Dayton game will go on to the second round to face the winner of the No. 3 seed Texas A&M vs. No. 14 seed Albany game.
Head Coach Jim Jabir is the career leader for wins in UD women’s basketball program history with 159.
UD won its first Atlantic 10 Championship this season, earning the conference’s automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
The Flyers have 10 players who score at least 5.0 ppg.
Dayton has an RPI of 34 going into the NCAA Tournament.
The 2011-12 UD women’s basketball schedule featured games against 15 teams that earned postseason berths and five that won conference titles last season.
UD has posted five consecutive 20-plus win seasons.
Senior Justine Raterman was named to the Los Angeles Athletic Club Women’s Preseason Top 30 list for the John R. Wooden Award. She is also a Lowe’s Senior CLASS Top 10 Finalist. She is the first UD women’s basketball player to make either list.
Justine Raterman was named Most Outstanding Player of the 2012 A-10 Championship. She is the first player to be named to the Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team in four consecutive years. Senior Patrice Lalor was also named to the all-championship team for the Flyers.
This season marks Jim Jabir’s highest winning percentage as a head coach (.793). His previous best was (.758) in 2009-10.
DAYTON IN THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
Dayton is 1-2 all-time in NCAA Tournament games.
This marks the Flyers’ third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament, including back-to-back seasons in which they earned at-large berths (2009-10 and 2010-11).
Last season (2010-11) Dayton earned the No. 11 seed and lost to host and No. 6 seed Penn State, 75-66, at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pa. Senior Justine Raterman was playing on a torn ACL. She played just four minutes of the second half and finished with three points and six rebounds. Patrice Lalor produced her lone career double-double with 18 points and 11 assists.
The Flyers earned their first-ever NCAA Tournament berth and win in 2009-10. Dayton earned the No. 8 seed and erased an 18-point deficit to defeat No.9 seed TCU 67-66. Kayla Moses had eight points in the win for the Flyers.
Dayton lost to No. 1 seed Tennessee 92-64 in the second round in Knoxville, Tenn. in the 2010 NCAA tourney.