The 2011 women's NCAA tournament bracket was announced on Monday night on ESPN. Only one local team was included in the announcement -- the Michigan State Spartans. The , hoping to return to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 10 years, were left out of the field after losing their opening game in the Big Ten tournament two weeks ago.
Michigan State was given a No. 4 seed in the Dallas Region. The Spartans will play Northern Iowa, a No. 13 seed, on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The game will be played in Wichita, as will the Spartans second-round game if they advance. With a win, MSU would play either Wisconsin-Green Bay or Arkansas-Little Rock on Tuesday.
Headlining MSU's region is Baylor, the No. 1 seed. Stanford is the other No. 1 seed on Michigan State's side of the bracket. On the opposite side of the field, UConn and Tennessee are the No. 1 seeds.
SB Nation has a full look at the field of 64 teams with a printable women's NCAA bracket.