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NCAA Women's Tournament 2012: Penn State Vs. UTEP Preview

The Penn State Nittany Lions, the No. 4 seed in the Kingston Region, will begin play NCAA Wome's Basketball Tournament Sunday, as they face the No. 13 UTEP Miners in a first-round contest at 5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The winner will advance to the second round to play either No. 5 LSU Tigers or No. 12 San Diego St. Aztecs on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. ET in Baton Rouge, LA.

After finishing its season with a 24-6 overall record, Penn State earned an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament, its second straight and 23rd overall. Last season, junior guard Alex Bentley averaged 23.0 points, 4.0 assists and 1.5 steals in two games.

Meanwhile, the Miners (29-3) earned an automatic bid into March Madness by winning the Conference USA regular-season and tournament title.

For more coverage of the 2012 Women's NCAA Tournament and the schedules and results of Penn State and Delaware, stay tuned to our StoryStream.