After a long season full of drama, the field of 68 has been revealed for the NCAA Women’s Tournament.
The defending national champion South Carolina Gamecocks enter the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 seed. Dawn Staley’s team is six wins away from becoming the 10th women’s basketball team without a win in an entire season
South Carolina will play Norfolk State in the opening round of the tournament, the NCAA selection committee revealed Sunday.
The other No. 1 seeds in the bracket include Indiana, Virginia Tech and Stanford. The Hoosiers and Hokies have never been No. 1 seeds. Stanford has been the No. 1 seed 12 times, including the previous two years.
The Iowa Hawkeyes, led by electrifying guard Caitlin Clark, were swept by 2, joining Maryland, Utah and UConn.
The Huskies are the last team to go undefeated and win the title in 2015-16. They are looking to extend their own history and reach the Final Four for the 15th year in a row. UConn had a tough year with injuries, but finally started to bounce back heading into March. Star guard Azzi Fudd, who missed 22 games with a knee injury, returned to the Big East Tournament and helped the Huskies win it.
The NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament begins Wednesday with two first four games. Full madness begins with 16 games on Friday and 16 more the next day.
Check out the entire field below.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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