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Notre Dame, UConn are No. 1 seeds in women's NCAA Tournament

Jan 24 2018 Memphis TN USA Connecticut Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma after the game against the Memphis Lady Tigers at Elma Roane Field House. the Connecticut Huskies beat the Memphis Lady Tigers 93-36. Mandatory Credit Justin Ford-USA TODAY Spor UConn Selected as No. 1 Seed in Albany Region
Frederick Owens | 15 March, 2018, 00:38

UConn is the top seed in the women's basketball NCAA Tournament.

Instead, the Gamecocks were sent to Albany as a No. 2 seed and most likely would face the unbeaten Huskies should they reach the regional final. Any team in UConn's bracket knows that a matchup with the perennial powerhouse could be the end of their championship dreams.

Overall, there simply isn't enough in the region to take down the blue chip UNC team as they will return to the Final Four for the third straight time after winning it all past year.

It's tough to root against No. 2 Duke in this region though. Do you pick the one (Albany) with the clear favorite and the defending national champs? While many pundits will claim you should listen to their insider experience to win your March Madness pool, with so many teams from completely different parts of the country coming together for a single elimination tournament, the results are often a crapshoot at best. All of the top four teams in each region host the opening two rounds at home.

All in all, it's a balanced bracket.

Irish sophomore wing Nikola Djogo jumps for a dunk during Notre Dame's 84-63 win over Hampton on Tuesday at Purcell Pavilion in the first round of the NIT. But the Fighting Irish haven't made the Final Four since 2015 and are pretty clearly the weakest top seed. The Flyers are appearing in their eighth NCAA Tournament in the last nine years.

Next up for Notre Dame will be a second-round matchup against the victor of Wednesday's game between No. 4-seed Penn State and No. 5-seed Temple. DePaul might be the weakest No. 5 seed.

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

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Creighton and Buffalo gave mid-majors (depending on what you consider the Big East) a couple of additional berths.

Tipoff for Friday's matchup against the Flyers is 1:30 p.m. CT on ESPN 2. So the Scarlet Knights can't be thrilled. If we're in the position where we have to play them, we're going to play them. Two of those losses came to Louisville. The Ducks made one of the great runs a year ago reaching the Elite Eight for the first time in program history. Look out for Mercer, which has a favorable draw as No. 13 seeds go.

Final Four expectations aren't changing how U.Va. coach Tony Bennett is approaching his team's preparation for No. 16 seed Maryland Baltimore County.

Which way do we go? .

Stanford potentially is headed to Lexington for the third straight year if it can advance. "Four quarters, I'm still getting used to it obviously", Colson said, laughing.

Mississippi State, which won 32 straight games before losing to SC, opens play on March 17 against 16-seed Nicholls State. Baylor, Texas and OR all are farther away than SC. Purdue also struggled late in the year versus the Big Ten as when their outside shot isn't falling the team is weak aside from their center Isaac Haas. No. 7 Green Bay of the Horizon, No. 8 South Dakota State of the Summit, and No. 9 Quinnipiac of the Metro Atlantic earned the best seeds from one-bid leagues. The Huskies are making their 30 consecutive appearance in the tournament and have advanced to the regional semifinals in each of the last 24 seasons.

That's where an 111-game winning streak ended last season, and where this season's flame began to flicker.

✨ So fresh. So clean.

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