The Iowa State women's basketball team (18-12, 9-9 Big 12) is set to face No. 8 seed Syracuse (21-10, 11-5 ACC) on Saturday, March 18 at 12:30 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Storrs, Conn. Iowa State earned its 17th NCAA Tournament berth on Monday, which is its 10th appearance in 11 years. Iowa State's game will air on ESPN2 following the conclusion of No. 1 UConn vs. No. 16 Albany, which tips at 10:05 a.m. CT. Iowa State's game is set for a 12:30 p.m. tip, but may tipoff a few minutes early depending on the conclusion of UConn vs. Albany. Who: No. 9 Iowa State vs. No. 8 Syracuse Where: Gampel Pavillion - Storrs, Conn. When: Saturday, March 18 at 12:30 p.m. Projected Starting Lineup: Seanna Johnson, Jadda Buckley, Meredith Burkhall, Bridget Carleton and Emily Durr Radio: Cyclone Radio Network/Learfield Talent: Rich Fellingham (PxP); Lyndsey Fennelly (color) TV: ESPN2 Talent: Eric Frede (PxP); Dan Hughes (color) Whip around coverage, but it's something. Hoping Syracuse is disappointed with its seed and location. I think ISU is thrilled to be in the dance and will give a good effort. Go State!!