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Monday, March 13, 2017

UConn tops a star-studded Bridgeport region

UConn drew the No. 1 overall seed, no surprise there, and will face Albany on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Gampel Pavilion with a chance for a rematch of the national championship game with 2016
national finalist meeting Iowa State in the other first-round game on Saturday at Gampel

Duke, winners of 12 of its last 14 games, is the No. 2 seed in the Bridgeport regional.

Big Ten regular-season and tournament champion Maryland is the third seed with fourth-
seeded UCLA being sent to UConn's region for the second season in a row.

The region features some of the best point guards in the country including Syracuse's Alexis Peterson, Lexie Brown of Duke, Feyonda Fitzgerald of Temple and Jordin Canada of UCLA.

It is a record 11th straight season as a No. 1 seed and the 20th time UConn has been a
No. 1 seed trailing only Tennessee's record of 22.

Since tournament went to 64 teams in 1994, it is 12th time the Huskies have been No. 1
overall seed. It is the eighth time UConn has entered the NCAA tournament undefeated
matching the total of all the other women's Division I programs. This will be the third
time that a team entered the tournament with a perfect record in consecutive season.

Vermont lost in the first round in 1992 and 1993 while UConn won the national titles
with undefeated records in 2009 and 2010.

UConn coach Geno Auriemma can match Pat Summitt for the most Final Four appearances as a
head coach as this would be the Huskies' 18th. Auriemma has already guided UConn to a
women's Division I record nine consecuive Final Four appearances.


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