Women’s basketball scores historic victory in NCAA Tournament

The 12 seed Quinnipiac women’s basketball team scored a major upset in a historic victory over 5 seed Marquette on March 18 in Florida. It marked not just the first time one of our women’s teams won an NCAA Tournament game, but also the first time either of our basketball teams defeated a nationally ranked opponent.

Historic Victory

The 12 seed Quinnipiac women’s basketball team scored a major upset in a historic victory over 5 seed Marquette on March 18 in Florida. It marked not just the first time one of our women’s teams won an NCAA Tournament game, but also the first time either of our basketball teams defeated a nationally ranked opponent.

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he Quinnipiac University women's basketball team scored a historic victory and major upset on March 18 — as the 12 seed Bobcats defeated 5 seed Marquette in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Leading the entire game, Quinnipiac stunned Marquette, defeating the 2017 BIG EAST Champion Golden Eagles, 68-65, earning the first NCAA Tournament victory in program history. In the process, the Quinnipiac women's basketball team also became the first female sports team in the University's history to win an NCAA Tournament game. It was also the first time in program history the team beat a nationally ranked team.

“When we won the MAAC Championship close to two weeks ago, I told my young ladies to enjoy the moment, because you never know,” said head coach Tricia Fabbri postgame. “We worked very hard to win that title. But I also said, ‘Don’t be satisfied.’ We weren't finished yet.”

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