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Monday, March 14, 2016

UConn to open with Robert Morris

The journey to an unprecedented fourth straight NCAA Division I women's basketball championship is entering the stretch run.

UConn earned the No. 1 overall seed for the 11th time and will play Northeast Conference tournament champion Robert Morris in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Mar. 19/20 at Gampel Pavilion with the second-round game against the winner of the Seton Hall/Duquesne game also in Storrs.

This is the 10th consecutive year that the Huskies earned a No. 1 seed and the 19th time in the last 23 seasons the Huskies are a No. 1 seed.

UConn rolled to a 32-0 mark, winning every game during the regular season and in the American Athletic Conference tournament by double digits.

For the recruiting class of Moriah Jefferson, Breanna Stewart and Morgan Tuck, they are closing in on history.

The trio helped the Huskies win the national titles in 2013, 2014 and 2015 matching the UConn 2001-03 teams and the 1996-98 Tennessee teams.

Tennessee's bid for a four-peat ended with a 69-63 loss to Duke in the 1999 regional finals. In 2005, the Huskies entered the tournament as a No. 3 seed and lost to second-seeded Stanford in the regional semifinals.

UConn has won its last 18 NCAA tournament games held in the state of Connecticut. UConn won't need to leave the state of Connecticut with the regionals being held at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport on Mar. 26 and 28.

Texas, which lost to UConn 105-54 in the 2015 regional semifinals, is the No. 2 seed in the Bridgeport regional followed by UCLA and Michigan State.

Baylor is the No. 1 seed in the bracket opposite of UConn so that could be the national semifinal matchup. South Carolina and Notre Dame are the No. 2 and 3 overall seeds.

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