UConn, Seeking 12th NCAA Title, Lands Top Overall Seed

UConn, Seeking 12th NCAA Title, Lands Top Overall Seed

UConn, Seeking 12th NCAA Title, Lands Top Overall Seed

Like the Huskies, the Irish are a No. 1 seed again. Notre Dame is another team to look at, as they came within single digits to CT when the teams played earlier in the season. Down by 23 points to Tennessee, they looked even slimmer. I love playing Friday at 5.

UConn, which has been a No. 1 seed every year since 2007, opens up against 16-seed Saint Francis, Pa. on Saturday morning.

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UW entered the Pac-12 Tournament with the hopes of playing its way into the NCAA Tournament. 25 Arizona State and then-No. The 2018 NIT is the 25th postseason appearance in school history and 18th time NU has been selected for the NIT .

Other notable teams among the Field of 64 include first-timers Nicholls State, Northern Colorado, Mercer and Seattle, as well as the only team to make every women's tournament in history - Tennessee. If we're in the position where we have to play them, we're going to play them.

There were five teams trying to get into the bracket's top spots and in the end Baylor lost out. If the Irish win, they will host either 8th seeded South Dakota St or 9th seeded Villanova in Sunday's 2nd round. The Gamecocks are the two-seed. The loss to Louisville in the ACC Tournament final was thought by some to be too much to overcome. Ohio State and Texas A&M are the three and four seeds in that region. In a strong SEC, the Aggies (24-9, 11-5 SEC) found themselves tied for fourth with three other teams, while the Big East champion Blue Demons (26-7, 15-3 Big East) are known for their high pace-of-play, ranking sixth in the nation in points per game while averaging nearly 90 offensive possessions per game.

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This is the 11th time in program history and the first time since 2013 that the Wildcats are headed to the NCAA Tournament. When the at-large bids were announced during the Selection Show, it was no surprise to see Ohio State's name called.

"We wouldn't be in that kind of position if we didn't have a great year and we hope to keep that going", OR coach Kelly Graves said. "I'm not taking anything for granted, not thinking anywhere beyond that first game. Then when we get to the Final Four, he said it's three, and then his text to me was 'and then when you finish second, it's three, ' so our goal is to finish first and then I'll send him three".

The Final Four is March 31 and April 2 in San Antonio. Plenty of the usual suspects were seeded at the top of each region.

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But a potential Final Four meeting with the perennial top dogs of the sport still remains four games away for Muffet McGraw's adversity-plagued team.

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