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Notre Dame women are a No. 2 seed

The Notre Dame women's basketball team didn't have to wait nearly as long as their male counterparts to find out their NCAA tournament fate.

The Irish women were the 31st team announced in the tournament on ESPN on Monday. The men's team was one of the last teams to find out its seeding Sunday.

Notre Dame will take on Cleveland State in the first round Sunday on the Irish's home court in Purcell Pavilion, where the team watched the selection show in the Rosenthal Atrium on the south side of the building.

The Irish (27-5) are a No. 2 seed in the Kansas City Region, and the Vikings (19-13) are the 15th seed.

Notre Dame's players got a little ahead of themselves starting to cheer when the 7-10 matchup was announced.

And once it was official, the players jumped off the coach and started jumping up and down with coach Muffet McGraw watching from behind.

The cheer was just as loud when ESPN analyst Rebecca Lobo said freshman guard Skylar Diggins would be the most important player for the Irish in the tournament.

McGraw and the team will talk about the tournament after the Selection Show ends.