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UW Women Head To Basketball's Final Four

Mar 31, 2016

The Dawgs are headed to Indianapolis.

University of Washington's women's basketball team will play in the Final Four against Syracuse on Sunday.

The game is at 5:30 pacific time on Sunday, airing on ESPN 2.

It's the first time in team history they have made it to the semi-finals.

But you couldn't tell by how calm the players were at their final home practices.

Forward Chantel Osahor, a Junior, says "we've gotta go out there and just have fun, to be honest." She became a prominent team member this year.

Osahor says "This is an experience a lot of people won't get, and when you play kind of scared that can hurt you, so I think the biggest thing is just to go out there and have fun and soak in the moment, and our game will take care of itself."

If the players are calm headed to Indy, that's how head coach Mike Neighbors wants to keep it. As far as coaching, he says they "have not amped up anything [or] added any pressure." During their 115th practice this week, Neighbors said "nothing's new and nothing's changed, so hopefully it's a relaxed confidence."

The dawgs have proven their strength this season. Osahor was named MVP of the Region, and Junior guard Kelsey Plum is ranked third nationally for scoring.

They'll have tough competition against Syracuse, ranked as a 4th seed compared to UW's 7th seed.