UConn earns top overall seed; defending champ South Carolina No. 2 seed

UConn earns top overall seed; defending champ South Carolina No. 2 seed

The Huskies are aiming for their 12th national championship.

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.

CT is the top overall seed as it begins its quest to win a 12th national championship after recording its seventh undefeated regular season. 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.

South Florida (26-7), which lost just four games to teams not named UConn, ended up with a No. 6 seed. The schedule we play, I knew Wednesday get somebody two or three that we already played.

Notre Dame finished the regular season with a 29-3 record with losses to UConn on December 3rd and twice to Louisville on January 11th and then in the ACC Tournament Championship game on March 4th.

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

“A great reward for this team for what theyve been through. playing the toughest schedule and getting a No. 1 seed, ” McGraw said. Thirty-two teams will get automatic bids for winning their conference tournament, and 32 others will receive at-large bids.

You can find the complete NCAA Women's Basketball Championship bracket here. UConn, which has been a No. 1 seed every year since 2007, opens against 16th-seeded St. Francis (Pa.) on Saturday morning.

“Weve never been in the West bracket. "Hopefully, some of those UConn fans who got so excited about what we were able to do previous year will stay for the second part of Saturday's doubleheader and root us on". While the Lady Vols have been in the NCAA tournament every year since it began in 1982, Nicholls State, Northern Colorado, Mercer and Seattle will be making their first appearances.

Mississippi State has been one of the top stories in the sport this season, as it won its first 32 games before falling to SC in the SEC tournament final.

The NCAA revealed Sunday night the final eight teams under consideration for the last four spots in the tournament.

Buffalo, Creighton, Minnesota and Oklahoma were the final teams to get bids to the tournament.

"We spent nearly seven hours on that decision of who those last four teams in and first four out were", NCAA women's basketball committee chair Rhonda Bennett said.

Oklahoma got in with a 16-14 record - the fewest wins for an at-large team since 2005. “We went through those resumes and their body of work.