Lady Vols competing for 1 of final NCAA Tournament spots
By The Associated Press
Tennessee's chances of remaining the only women's basketball program to play in every single NCAA Tournament are up in the air on the eve of the bracket announcement.
The NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee announced Sunday the eight teams are being considered for the final four at-large spots in the field. Tennessee was one of those eight teams along with Arkansas, Auburn, Central Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Princeton and TCU.
Shortly after the announcement was made, Princeton beat Penn 65-54 to claim the Ivy League's automatic berth. That means Princeton no longer needs to rely on an at-large bid and seven teams are left competing for those final four spots.
The full NCAA Tournament field will be revealed Monday. Tennessee has appeared in every NCAA Tournament since the event began in 1982.
Updated March 17, 2019