The Quinnipiac women's program wanted and needed to win at least one game in the NCAA Tournament after coming up empty in two previous trips.
The 12th-seeded Bobcats got it done Saturday, knocking off fifth-seeded Marquette in dramatic fashion, 68-65, at the Watsco Center on the University Miami campus.
Quinnipiac (28-6), winners of 11 straight and scoring the first NCAA Tournament win for any women's program in school history, faces a team with inherent pressure to overcome in No. 4 seed Miami. The 16th-ranked Hurricanes are playing on their home floor in the Stockton, Calif., region in Coral Gables, Fla., Monday night at 9:10 p.m. on ESPN2.