UConn, Irish, Louisville, Miss St top seeds in women's NCAAs

  • UConn, Irish, Louisville, Miss St top seeds in women's NCAAs

UConn, Irish, Louisville, Miss St top seeds in women's NCAAs

The Huskies (32-0) enter the NCAA Tournament as the lone unbeaten team and went wire-to-wire as the unanimous top team. If we're in the position where we have to play them, we're going to play them.

FILE - In this March 6, 2017, file photo, CT head coach Geno Auriemma gestures to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Florida in the American Athletic Conference tournament finals in Uncasville, Conn. UConn finishes No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll for the fifth straight year.

Since losing to the Bulldogs February 5, the Gamecocks won eight of their last nine games, with the only slip up coming against Tennessee. "There are great matchups in every bracket and it doesn't really matter at this stage where you're placed, what region, you're going to have to beat some really good teams". The Ducks made one of the great runs a year ago reaching the Elite Eight for the first time in program history. But of course both teams will have to navigate a tough road to get there. Purdue and West Virginia are the top seeds.

UConn is a potential opponent for Notre Dame in the Final Four, should the Irish advance.

Speaking of the Bulldogs, they are one of the three other projected No. 1 seeds by ESPN along with Louisville and Notre Dame. 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.

Louisville won the Atlantic Coast Conference for the first time this season. The Texas native went 126-108 in seven seasons as the head coach at Fresno State, taking the Bulldogs to the postseason three times and winning the Mountain West Conference tournament in 2016, when Terry led the team to 25 wins.

Now that the dust (and general angst and anger) has settled on the men's selection show Sunday, it's time for a new crop of debates.

"'We felt there was a razor-thin margin between Baylor and Notre Dame, ' said NCAA women's basketball committee chair Rhonda Bennett".

There were five teams trying to get into the bracket's top spots and in the end Baylor lost out.

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

Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said she doesn't see it as that big a deal.

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