March 18, 2013
UConn NCAA Tournament Central Presented by Buffalo Wild Wings
March 12, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - The No. 3 University of Connecticut women's basketball team has been selected as the No. 1 seed in the Bridgeport Regional of the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Championship, as announced by the NCAA on Monday.
The Huskies will play their opening round game vs. No. 16 seed and Western Athletic Conference champion Idaho (17-15) at Gampel Pavilion (10,167) in Storrs, Conn., on Saturday, March 23 at 1:30 p.m. (EDT) on ESPN2.
No. 8 seed Vanderbilt (20-11) will square-off against No. 9 seed Saint Joseph’s (23-8) in Saturday's other first-round game at Gampel beginning at 11 a.m. (EDT) on ESPN2.
Saturday's first-round winners will advance to the second-round game on Monday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. (EDT), also in Storrs.
The winner of Monday's second round showdown will advance to the NCAA Regional Semifinals, which will be played at Webster Bank Arena (9,000) in Bridgeport, Conn., on Saturday, March 30. The Bridgeport Regional Final is scheduled for Monday, April 1.
Each game of the 2013 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament will be televised live on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN Fullcourt.
The Huskies, who have claimed five of the last 11 NCAA titles will be making their 25th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and sport an 85-17 (.838) mark all-time in NCAA play. The Huskies lay claim to the best winning percentage in NCAA Tournament history.
UConn’s at-large bid to the 2013 NCAA Tournament is its first at-large since 2007. Connecticut currently stands at 29-4 overall and has been ranked in the top-three of the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Poll throughout the season.
Connecticut has advanced to the Final Four 13 times in the program's history, including 10 of the last 13 seasons overall. The Huskies have advanced to at least the Regional Semifinal in each of the past 19 seasons (1994-2012).
Connecticut is 41-4 all-time in NCAA Tournament games played in the state of Connecticut. UConn sports a 7-1 record at the Webster Bank Arena. The team defeated Penn. and Auburn in the first and second rounds of the 2004 NCAA Tournament, and downed Cornell and Texas in the first and second rounds of the 2008 NCAA Tournament. In the 2006 Regional, UConn beat Georgia in the regional semifinal before falling to Duke in the Regional Final.
This season marks the 16th time overall and the seventh-straight season that UConn has entered the NCAA Tournament as a No. 1 seed. The Huskies boast an overall mark of 68-9 in NCAA Tournament games when playing as a No. 1 seed and have captured six National Championships in those seasons.