The NCAA Women's Tournament continues on Saturday with the conclusion of the first round. Connecticut is the big headlining favorite, and the top-seeded Huskies will begin their tournament run against No. 16 Robert Morris live on ESPN2.
UConn won the last three national titles and are looking to become the first women's team in history to win the tournament in four consecutive years. Geno Auriemma's squad ran the table in the regular season with a 32-0 record, and almost no opponent was a match for Breanna Stewart and company. Barring an unforeseen upset, the Huskies should have few obstacles on their way to cutting down the nets once again.
The tournament began on Friday, with most results going chalk save for a few surprises. The big upset of the day was No. 12 Albany taking down No. 5 Florida, 61-59. while No. 10 St. Bonaventure knocked off No. 7 Oklahoma State with a 65-54 win. Two of the tournament's No. 1 seeds (Baylor and South Carolina) dispatched their first-round opponents with ease, and the other two (UConn and Notre Dame) take the court for the first time on Saturday.
You can follow along with the official bracket here.
The entire day of action will be covered on ESPN2, but outside of the opening UConn game (which is televised nationally) the other contests run in a regional format. Games will be televised in their entirety in the local markets, while the rest of the nation is treated to live "whip-around" coverage of the most exciting action. Every game can be streamed online at WatchESPN.
Saturday's first-round schedule (all times Eastern)
No. 1 Connecticut vs. No. 16 Robert Morris, 11:05 a.m.
No. 8 Seton Hall vs. No. 9 Duquesne, 12:30 p.m.
No. 2 Maryland vs. No. 15 Iona, 1:30 p.m.
No. 5 Florida State vs. No. 12 Middle Tennessee, 1:30 p.m.
No. 6 Oklahoma vs. No. 11 Purdue, 1:30 p.m.
No. 3 Kentucky vs. No. 14 UNC Asheville, 4 p.m.
No. 4 Texas A&M vs. No. 13 Missouri State, 4 p.m.
No. 7 Washington vs. No. 10 Penn, 4 p.m.
No. 1 Notre Dame vs. No. 16 North Carolina A&T, 6:30 p.m.
No. 3 UCLA vs. No. 14 Hawaii, 6:30 p.m.
No. 5 Miami vs. No. 12 South Dakota State, 6:30 p.m.
No. 7 BYU vs. No. 10 Missouri, 6:30 p.m.
No. 2 Texas vs. No. 15 Alabama State, 9 p.m.
No. 4 Stanford vs. No. 13 San Francisco, 9 p.m.
No. 6 South Florida vs. No. 11 Colorado State, 9 p.m.
No. 8 Georgia vs. No. 9 Indiana, 9 p.m.
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Watch No. 11 Northern Iowa stun No. 6 Texas with this amazing buzzer beater from half court
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