Was this a bad Lady Gamecock loss ?
I would think it helps us in the long run. If we went in as a No.1 seed, we would have been sent to Seattle. That is a long way to go and even if a 2 or 3 seed plays closer to it's opponents home it will still be a neutral court. This could still work out better....JMO. Less travel and more fans closer vs other side of the country and no one there.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson