March 16, 2012 By Theresa Kurtz
By Theresa Kurtz
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Before the sun rose in California, the Fresno State women's basketball team was on the bus and headed to its fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs, the No. 12 seed, face No. 5 seeded Georgetown on Sunday, March 19 at 9:20 a.m. PT.
The `Dogs day started bright and early with interviews before boarding the bus to the airport. The Bulldogs, along with administrators, band and cheer flew five hours landing in Raleigh, North Carolina.
On the long flight across the country, the `Dogs spent time catching up on home work, rest and looking over their scouting report. This game's scouting report was unique because associate head coach Brett Frank added fun facts about Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina.
For most of the Bulldogs, this is their first trip to North Carolina and an area that is home to four major college basketball programs including, UNC, Duke, North Carolina State and Wake Forrest.
After eating lunch and settling in at the team hotel, Fresno State geared up for its first practice of the trip. The Bulldogs practiced at the Dean Smith Center, which is the home of the Tar Heels men's basketball team.
Hanging from the rafters of the Smith Center are 35 ACC championship banners, 18 Final Four banners and the retired jersey of Michael Jordan.
Up next for the Bulldogs is another day of practice and a press conference on Saturday. And on Sunday morning the `Dogs take on Georgetown and are looking for their first NCAA Tournament win in program history.
Watch all the action on ESPN2 or listen on ESPN 1430 AM as Fresno State plays Georgetown on March 19 at 9:20 a.m.
"We Are Your Team!" The Bulldogs are headed to Chapel Hill, North Carolina for the first round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament. The `Dogs face Georgetown on Sunday, March 18 at 9:20 a.m. Listen to the game on ESPN2 790 AM with Guy Haberman or watch on ESPN2.
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