Central Michigan women's basketball made it back to the NCAA tournament.
And now the Chippewas will look to pull off an upset or two again.
After winning the MAC tournament on Saturday, the Chippewas earned an automatic bid into the national tournament on Monday. CMU will be the No. 12 seed in the Riverwalk Region and play No. 5 seed Iowa at noon Sunday on ESPN in San Antonio.
If CMU wins, it will play the winner of No. 4-seed Kentucky vs. No. 13-seed Idaho State on Tuesday.
The Chippewas (18-8) are led by the backcourt duo of Micaela Kelly and Molly Davis. Kelly, a 5-foot-6 senior, is third in the MAC in scoring at 23.9 points per game on 48.8% shooting. Davis, a 5-7 sophomore, is sixth in the conference at 20.9 points per game and third in the conference in field-goal percentage (49.6%).
It is the third consecutive NCAA tournament appearance for CMU, the first under head coach Heather Oesterle, who took over for Sue Guevara last season. Oesterle was the lead assistant on Guevara's staff.
In 2018, the Chippewas, as an 11 seed, knocked off No. 6-seed LSU and No. 3-seed Ohio State to reach the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history.
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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Central Michigan women's basketball: No. 12 seed in NCAA tournament, vs. Iowa