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Baylor Peak Seed in the NCAA Women's Tournament



Two-time national champion Baylor is the # 1 overall seed in the NCAA women's basketball tournament, and UConn has not been in 2006 for the first time.

Baylor (31-1) Defending National Champion Notre Dame, Louisville and the State of Mississippi stand at No. 1 seed line. These three are all repeating last year's seed # 1.

Earlier Monday, the women's brace was mistakenly posted to the ESPNU at the beginning.

"When we worked with the NCAA to prepare for the Women's Selection Special this evening, we got the bracket similar to the past few years," ESPN said in a statement. "In the midst of our preparation, the clip was inadvertently posted to ESPNU, we deeply regret the mistake and apologize to the NCAA and the women's basketball community, and we will review our process thoroughly to make sure that does not happen now at 1

7.00 ET on ESPN2 the full clip and at 19.00 the regular show on ESPN. "

The NCAA made the following statement on Monday:

" An unfortunate technical mistake of ESPN today is the group of women NCAA Division I basketball championship announced in 2019. We regret the network's failure and work with our partners at ESPN to avoid similar mistakes in the years to come, and we look forward to working with ESPN to bring exciting women fans Basketball tournaments in the remainder of the championship. "

Albany Region

Louisville, the UC Onn defeated in the regular season, is the first place in the Albany group, ahe display of the eleven-time world champion Huskies.

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Also in the Albany region is Tennessee, which has been active in every NCAA tournament since the tournament began in 1982. The Lady Vols is the No. 11, the lowest starting point in the history of the tournament, and will compete against UCLA No. 6 in a Maryland-run 3-seed match of the region.

Tennessee was in danger of missing out on the field after a season in which the Lady Vols suffered a defeat in six games and fell at home to the SEC's worst team, Vanderbilt. But Tennessee has done enough to secure a large bid, one of seven SEC teams in the field.

Holly Warlick and the Lady Vols are number 11, the lowest in tournament history. Bryan Lynn / Icon Sportswire

UConn (31-2) opens against 15-year-old Towson. The Huskies were the regular season and tournament winners of the American Athletic Conference and their only losses this season were in Baylor and Louisville, both seed # 1. The Huskies' only losses in the previous two seasons were overtime in the women's final, after UConn had won four consecutive NCAA titles between 2013 and 2016.

UConn has eleven consecutive appearances in the Final Four.

] Louisville meets Robert Morris in the opening round. Maryland will meet Radford and the fourth-rate Oregon State, who debuted at the 2016 Final Four and Boise State.

Greensboro Region

and Baylor in Greensboro Regional are No. 2 seed Iowa, No. 3 NC State and No. 4 South Carolina. Baylor, which opens with Abilene Christian, won the NCAA title in 2012, but the Lady Bears have not since returned to the Final Four, despite being top seeds three times (2013, # 16 and # 17) were. This season Baylor won the big 12 regular season and tournament titles, and the only defeat of the Lady Bears was in Stanford.

Iowa will meet Mercer, with national teams from Maine and South Carolina competing in the inaugural rounds for Belmont.

South Carolina lost the National College Player of the Year in 2018 and the WNBA rookie of the year year was A & # 39; s Wilson from last season, but was still the SEC runner-up in the State of Mississippi. The Gamecocks won the 2017 national championship and are aiming for their third trip to the Final Four.

If seeds remain in Greensboro, this could be a match of the Elite Eight between the Iowa center Megan Gustafson, the national team player of the year of Wyoming, and the leading player scorer in Division I and Baylors tandem in the center of Kalani Brown and Striker Lauren Cox. Iowa advanced to the Final Four in 1993.

Chicago Region

The Chicago Regional has its top team near Notre Dame – only 90 miles away. The Irish won their second NCAA title last season. They have beaten UConn in extra time and Mississippi, both beaten with buzzing punches from guard Arike Ogunbowale. She's back to lead Notre Dame, who won the ACC title in the regular season with Louisville, but then dominated the Cardinals 99-79 in the ACC tournament finals.

Notre Dame opens with Bethune-Cookman.

The No. 2 in Chicago is Pac-12 tournament winner Stanford, who recently has history with Notre Dame in the NCAA tournament. The Cardinal beat the Irish 2017 in the Elite Eight and the Sweet 16 in 2016. Stanford meets UC Davis in the first round.

Iowa State, who has never left the elite of Eight, is # 3 and meets New Mexico State in the first round. Texas A & M, national champion of 2011, is seed # 4 and will compete against Wright State. The Aggies announced Monday that they will have second guard Chennedy Carter, SEC's top scorer, in the first round. She missed the SEC tournament with a broken finger.

In the Final Four matches, the Chicago winner will be defeated against the Albany winner and the Greensboro winner against the Portland winner.

If seeds last, the Final Four in Tampa hold a third meeting of ACC rivals Notre Dame and Louisville this season. Or there could be another Notre Dame UConn matchup. The Irish and Huskies have met seven times in the Final Four, six of them in the last eight years.

On the other side of the brace, the Final Four opponents would beat Baylor's Brown against Mississippi if the number one advances would be Teaira McCowan of the state, both 6-foot-7-senior centers, which are expected to be in first round of the WNBA will make its first choice in April.

Portland Region

Mississippi State lost in the national championship game Over the last two years, after winning the regular season and the SEC's tournament titles, the Portland region was No. 1. The Bulldogs will meet in Southern on their opener.

However, it could be a difficult road for the Bulldogs to make it to the third Final Four in a row, with local hero Oregon the # 2. The Ducks, led by the triple-double sensation Sabrina Ionescu, have lost the last two seasons in the Elite Eight and are looking for the program's first Final Four journey. Oregon opens with Portland State.

The ducks are the only of the first four seeds in Portland Regional from the Pacific Time Zone; The number 3 grid is Syracuse and No.4 is the ACC team Miami. The Orange played their first Final Four appearance in 2016 after losing to UConn in the NCAA final. Miami is looking for its first trip so far.

Syracuse will meet Fordham, and Miami will meet FGCU.


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