UConn women’s March Madness results: Tournament bracket, predictions and more

UConn women’s basketball is going dancing after securing an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I women’s tournament. Not that they really needed it.

The Huskies won the Big East tournament title with a 78-42 drubbing of Georgetown in the conference tournament final, securing themselves an automatic bid to March Madness. But even before postseason play began, the Big East’s top seed was the No. 9 ranked team in the country on the USA TODAY Coaches Poll.

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UConn ended its season with a 26-5 regular season record, including an undefeated (18-0) mark against Big East competition. That would have been enough to guarantee at least an at-large bid for the Huskies.

Now, having won their fourth conference tournament title in a row, UConn and head coach Geno Auriemma are dancing for a 35th straight season. Here’s everything to know about the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team heading into Selection Sunday’s bracket reveal.

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Printable March Madness bracket

Get a printable bracket for the Division I men’s tournament here.

When does March Madness start 2024?

The NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament will begin with one of the First Four matchups on Wednesday, March 20.

What seed is UConn in March Madness?

UConn guard Paige Bueckers, center, holds the tournament's most outstanding player trophy after defeating Georgetown the NCAA college basketball Big East Conference tournament at Mohegan Sun Arena, Monday, March 11, 2024, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)


UConn is the No. 3 seed in the Regional 3 Portland side of the bracket.

Who does UConn play in the first round?

The No. 3 Huskies will take on No. 14 Jackson State in Storrs, Connecticut in the first round of March Madness.

March Madness 2024: Regional 4 Portland bracket

No. 1 Texas vs. No. 16 Drexel

No. 8 Alabama vs. No. 9 Florida State

No. 5 Utah vs. No. 12 South Dakota State

No. 4 Gonzaga vs. No. 13 UC Irvine

No. 6 Tennessee vs. No. 11 Green Bay

No. 3 N.C. State vs. No. 14 Chattanooga

No. 7 Iowa State vs. No. 10 Maryland

No. 2 Stanford vs. No. 15 Norfolk State

March Madness 2024: Regional 3 Portland bracket
No. 1 USC vs. No. 16 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

No. 8 Kansas vs. No. 9 Michigan

No. 5 Baylor vs. No. 12 Vanderbilt/Columbia

No. 4 Virginia Tech vs. No. 13 Marshall

No. 6 Syracuse vs. No. 11 Auburn/Arizona

No. 3 UConn vs. No. 14 Jackson State

No. 7 Duke vs. No. 10 Richmond

No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 15 Maine

March Madness 2024: Regional 2 Albany bracket

No. 1 Iowa vs. No. 16 Holy Cross/UT Martin

No. 8 West Virginia vs. No. 9 Princeton

No. 5 Colorado vs. No. 12 Drake

No. 4 Kansas State vs. No. 13 Portland

No. 6 Louisville vs. No. 11 Middle Tennessee

No. 3 LSU vs. No. 14 Rice

No. 7 Creighton vs. No. 10 UNLV

No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 15 California Baptist

March Madness 2024: Regional 1 Albany bracket

No. 1 South Carolina vs. No. 16 Sacred Heart/Presbyterian

No. 8 North Carolina vs. No. 9 Michigan State


No. 5 Oklahoma vs. No. 12 Florida Gulf Coast

No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 13 Fairfield

No. 6 Nebraska vs. No. 11 Texas A&M

No. 3 Oregon State vs. No. 14 Eastern Washington

No. 7 Ole Miss vs. No. 10 Marquette

No. 2 Notre Dame vs. No. 15 Kent State

When is Selection Sunday?

Selection Sunday for the women’s tournament is the same day as for the men’s: Sunday, March 17. The women’s bracket reveal begins at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

How does UConn stand heading into Selection Sunday?

UConn is guaranteed a spot in the women’s March Madness tournament after winning the Big East conference tournament. What’s left to determine are its seeding and its first-round opponent.

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When does March Madness start?

The First Four round of March Madness will feature two games on Wednesday, March 20 and two more on Thursday, March 21.

March Madness’s first-round games will take place Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23.

The women’s tournament ends on April 7 with the NCAA championship game.

NCAA tournament March Madness bracket predictions
Autumn Johnson, NCAA bracketologist: No. 3 seed

Charlie Creme, ESPN: No. 3 seed

Bill Bender, The Sporting News: No. 3 seed

Bender writes, “Could UConn creep up to a No. 2 seed? The Huskies won a fourth straight Big East tournament championship against Georgetown on Monday.”

When is the First Four?

The women’s tournament First Four matchups take place on Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21. The games will take place at four of the college campuses seeded in the overall top 16.

How can I watch March Madness?

ESPN is the exclusive broadcaster of the women’s tournament. All games will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS or ABC. They will stream on ESPN+.

Both Final Four games will be broadcast on ESPN, and the national championship will air on ABC.

UConn players to know
This year, the Huskies will be led by junior guard Paige Bueckers, who missed all of last season after tearing her ACL in August 2022, as well as senior forward Aaliyah Edwards.

In 2023-24, Bueckers led the Huskies in scoring (21.3 points per game) and blocks (47 total, 1.4 per game). Edwards was second in scoring (17.8 points per game) and first on the team in rebounds (9.3 per game).

Edwards missed the final two games of the Big East tournament after suffering a broken nose in the Huskies’ quarterfinal game against Providence.

What is UConn’s record?

UConn finished the regular season and tournament play with a 29-5 overall record. The Huskies went 18-0 in the Big East during the regular season and 3-0 in the conference tournament.

What is UConn’s March Madness history?

UConn’s women’s team is one of the most successful March Madness teams in college basketball – men’s and women’s – history. The Huskies have made the tournament every year since 1989 – 35 straight – and have won 11 titles, which is tied with UCLA’s men’s team for the all-time college basketball record.

Their 35 straight bids mark the second-longest active streak of tournament appearances in women’s basketball behind only Tennessee. The Lady Vols are the only team to have never missed a women’s tournament since its inception in 1982.





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