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NCAA Women's Tournament 2013 schedule and bracket: Play begins on Saturday

The NCAA Women's Tournament tips off this weekend. Find the schedule and bracket here.


The 2013 NCAA Women's Tournament gets going on Saturday with Connecticut as the only No. 1 seed in action on the first day of play. The Huskies will host WAC Tournament-champion Idaho at 1:30 p.m. ET, as well as the game between No. 8 Vanderbilt and No. 9 Saint Joseph's, with the winners to meet on Monday.

Not every top seed gets to host its pod of games. The 12th-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs will be at home when they face No. 5 Iowa State. The survivor of that game will face either No. 4 Georgia or No. 13 Montana. Both underdogs are closer to home, and Gonzaga could get get home games all the way to the Final Four with the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight hosted in Spokane Arena.

Other Saturday highlights include Colorado and Kansas facing off in a battle of former Big 12 foes, and Tennessee hosting Oral Roberts.

The rest of the big names play on Sunday with Baylor, Stanford, and Notre Dame all in action on the second day. Brittney Griner and top-ranked Baylor headline the day, and will cap the schedule off in primetime against Prairie View A&M at 7:30 p.m. Stanford and Tulsa precede Baylor at 5 p.m., while Notre Dame faces Tennessee-Martin at the same time.

Find the entire women's bracket at the NCAA's official site. A complete schedule of the weekend can be found below (all games on ESPN2, times Eastern):

Saturday, March 23

Bridgeport Region

Storrs, Conn.

No. 9 Saint Joseph's vs. No. 8 Vanderbilt, 11:05 a.m.

No. 16 Idaho vs. No. 1 Connecticut, 1:30 p.m.

College Park, Md.

No. 13 Quinnipiac vs. No. 4 Maryland, 11:15 a.m.

No. 12 Marist vs. No. 5 Michigan State, 1:30 p.m.

Oklahoma City Region

Columbus, Ohio

No. 11 Central Michigan vs. No. 6 Oklahoma, 11:10 a.m.

No. 14 Stetson vs. No. 3 UCLA, 1:30 p.m.

Knoxville, Tenn.

No. 10 Creighton vs. No. 7 Syracuse, 11:20 a.m.

No. 15 Oral Roberts vs. No. 2 Tennessee, 1:30 p.m.

Norfolk Region

College Station, Texas

No. 14 Wichita State vs. No. 3 Texas A&M, 4:05 p.m.

No. 11 Chattanooga vs. No. 6 Nebraska, 6:30 p.m.

Boulder, Colo.

No. 13 South Dakota State vs. No. 4 South Carolina, 4:10 p.m.

No. 12 Kansas vs. No. 5 Colorado, 6:30 p.m.

Spokane Region

Spokane, Wash.

No. 12 Gonzaga vs. No. 5 Iowa State, 4:15 p.m.

No. 13 Montana vs. No. 4 Georgia, 6:30 p.m.

Lubbock, Texas

No. 15 Fresno State vs. No. 2 California, 4:20 p.m.

No. 10 South Florida vs. No. 7 Texas Tech, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 24

Bridgeport Region

Queens, N.Y.

No. 15 Navy vs. No. 2 Kentucky, 12:05 p.m.

No. 10 St. John's vs. No. 7 Dayton, 2:30 p.m.

Newark, Del.

No. 11 West Virginia vs. No. 6 Delaware, 12:15 p.m.

No. 14 Albany vs. No. 3 North Carolina, 2:30 p.m.

Norfolk Region

Durham, N.C.

No. 15 Hampton vs. No. 2 Duke, 12:05 p.m.

No. 10 DePaul vs. No. 7 Oklahoma State, 2:30 p.m.

Iowa City, Iowa

No. 16 Tennessee-Martin vs. No. 1 Notre Dame, 5:05 p.m.

No. 9 Iowa vs. No. 8 Miami (FL), 7:30 p.m.

Oklahoma City Region

Louisville, Ky.

No. 13 Liberty vs. No. 4 Purdue, 12:10 p.m.

No. 12 Middle Tennessee vs. No. 5 Louisville, 2:30 p.m.

Waco, Texas

No. 9 Princeton vs. No. 8 Florida State, 5:10 p.m.

No. 16 Prairie View A&M vs. No. 1 Baylor, 7:30 p.m.

Spokane Region

Baton Rouge, La.

No. 14 Cal Poly vs. No. 3 Penn State, 5:15 p.m.

No. 11 Green Bay vs. No. 6 LSU, 7:30 p.m.

Stanford, Calif.

No. 16 Tulsa vs. No. 1 Stanford, 5:20 p.m.

No. 9 Villanova vs. No. 8 Michigan, 7:30 p.m.

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