Connecticut, Notre Dame Among Women’s NCAA Basketball Top Seeds

Defending champion the University of Connecticut was named a regional No. 1 seed in the women’s National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament along with Notre Dame, Tennessee and South Carolina.

Connecticut enters the tournament with a 34-0 record, while Notre Dame is also unbeaten on a 32-0 mark.

The Huskies have won all eight of their titles since 1995, tying them with Tennessee (27-5) for the most national championships. Notre Dame won the title for the only time in 2001 and lost in the final in 2011 and 2012. South Carolina (27-4), a first-time top seed, is chasing a first title, having made its only appearance in the national semifinals in 1980.

First- and second-round games will be played March 22-25, with the title game scheduled for April 8 in Nashville.

Tennessee begins its bid for a first title since 2008 on its home court against Northwestern State on March 22 after Notre Dame plays Robert Morris in Toledo.

Connecticut hosts Prairie View A&M the following day, after South Carolina takes on CSU Northridge in Seattle.

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