"The NCAA Tournament is a brand new season and every team is a good one," head coach Karin Brower Corbett said after the selections were announced. "Boston University is a strong team, led by a great coach and we need to be prepared for that first game."
The Red and Blue, who enter the tournament as the No. 8 seed, will be playing the Terriers for the third time in the NCAA Championships. In the 2007 first round, Penn downed B.U. by an 11-5 score. In 2008, the two squads met in the quarterfinals with the Quakers scored an 8-5 win.
"For the seniors, this is a similar route as their first trip to the NCAA Tournament," Corbett said. "In 2007, we had B.U. in the first round and then we played Maryland in the second round, who is a potential opponent if we advance."
Penn enters the NCAA Tournament with a 14-3 record. The Quakers won their fourth-straight Ivy League championship with a 7-0 record in Ancient Eight play and followed that up with the first-ever Ivy League Tournament championship.
The Terriers, winners of six America East titles in a row, enter the NCAA Tournament with an 11-8 record. Boston University entered the America East playoffs as the second seed and defeated third-seeded New Hampshire in the first round before holding off fourth-seeded Albany in the final.
The bracket for the 2010 NCAA Championships is as follows:
Maryland (1) vs. Marist
Penn (8) vs. Boston University
James Madison (5) vs. Stanford
Georgetown (4) vs. Syracuse
North Carolina (3) vs. Navy
Virginia (6) vs. Towson
Duke (7) vs. Vanderbilt
Northwestern (2) vs. Notre Dame
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