Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
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NCAA Women's Tournament: Unbeaten UConn seeded No. 1 overall

NCAA Women's Tournament: Unbeaten UConn seeded No. 1 overall

The women's NCAA Tournament field of 64 teams has been revealed, meaning it's time to fill out those brackets.

No. 1 seeds Louisville and Notre Dame headline the opening day of competition, while the two other top seeds UConn and Mississippi State play Saturday.

Track the NCAA women's basketball tournament with our printable bracket as all the action unfolds for the next three weeks.

But the beauty of the NCAA Tournament is that once the games begin, the controversy is forgotten.

'We've won a national championship as a two seed, we've won it as a one seed, ' she said. It's the ninth time that UConn has entered the NCAAs undefeated, including past year when the Huskies went into the event as the overwhelming favorite before their winning streak ended at 111 games with a loss to Mississippi State in the Final Four.

That game would take place on March 30th in Columbus, Ohio.

The Four #1 seeds are UConn (Albany Region), Louisville (Lexington Region), Mississippi State (Kanas City Region) and Notre Dame (Spokane Region).

The Associated Press reports the Bears, who lost just one game all season (31-1), instead get a No. 2 seed in Lexington, a region that includes top-seeded Louisville, Tennessee and Stanford.

Wilson and the Gamecocks face a hard path in front of them as they attempt to defend last year's NCAA title.

There were five teams vying for the four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament on Monday, and when the music stopped, Baylor was left without a chair. This might be one of coach Muffet McGraw's finest accomplishments as Notre Dame lost four pivotal players to injury, but only three games on the season.

The Ohio State Buckeyes earned a number 3 seed in the Spokane Regional. OR is the 2-seed in Notre Dame's region, Ohio St is the 3-seed, Texas A&M the 4-seed and DePaul the 5-seed.

OR coach Kelly Graves is very familiar with Spokane, having coached Gonzaga from 2000-1014, leading the Zags to a regional final in 2012.

If Notre Dame wins its first two games, they will head west. That streak was snapped when they were defeated by SC, but that doesn't make what Mississippi State's women have done this year any less remarkable-and the seed reflects that. The Cardinals open up against Boise State. But of course both teams will have to navigate a tough road to get there. The Southeastern Conference has seven teams in the tournament, while the Pac-12 and the Big Ten have six. With most of their players back from last season's runner-up finish - including Morgan William, who hit the game-winner in overtime to knock off UConn - the Bulldogs hope to make another deep NCAA run.

Mississippi State received a favorable draw, but it could face a tricky matchup in the Elite 8 against No. 2 Texas, who pushed UConn for the majority of four quarters in a four-point loss January 15.

Oklahoma got in with a 16-14 record - the fewest wins for an at-large team since 2005.

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