In DePaul, OSU draws a team that finished tied for sixth in the always-challenging Big East Conference. The Blue Demons are making their 11th consecutive tournament appearance under longtime coach Doug Bruno.
The winner of the contest between OSU and DePaul will play the winner of the first-round game between second-seeded Duke and 15th-seeded Hampton.
After the Cowgirls' matchup was announced, Littell grabbed a microphone and addressed the crowd.
He talked about his team's quality wins against Iowa State, Oklahoma and West Virginia. He assured that if the Cowgirls play the way they did in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals against Baylor, they can challenge any team in the country. And he congratulated his players for earning the right to play in the NCAA Tournament.
“I'm very proud of the young ladies, what they've accomplished the last couple years,” he said. “This is just a nice progression for our program to get to the NCAA Tournament.”