It's in the field of 64, but the Syracuse women's basketball team faces a tough road to a Sweet 16 berth.

The Orange earned the No. 8 seed in the Kansas City Regional as the NCAA released its women's basketball tournament bracket Monday night. The Orange will meet Oklahoma State at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Starkville, Miss.

If Syracuse (22-8) wins, it will likely meet No. 1 seed Missisippi State -- the defending national runner-up that ended Connecticut's record-setting win streak in last year's Final Four -- in the second round.