Marquette will face Dayton in 2018 NCAA Championship

Notre Dame star Matt Farrell

Notre Dame star Matt Farrell

Notre Dame (29-3) gets the top seed in Spokane, but would have to play what amounts to a road game in the regional final if No. 2 seeded OR makes it that far.

Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said she doesn't see it as that big a deal.

The top seeds are no strangers to each other or the Final Four. The Cardinals have proved to be a bit of an enigma for Notre Dame this season, while the 9-point loss to the UConn women shows that the Irish are capable of competing with the consensus best team in the land. Sexton, who scored 40 points in November in an 89-84 loss to Minnesota, has posted between 21 and 31 points in each of the Crimson Tide's last four games, leading them to a run to the Southeastern Conference tournament semifinals that may have paved the way to the NCAA tournament.

UConn is in the same region as two-seed SC, which nearly faced UConn in the national championship previous year, before UConn's stunning defeat to Mississippi State.

After last Thursday's disappointing 71-65 loss to Notre Dame in the second round of the ACC tournament, Virginia Tech was finally able to turn its attention to more pressing matters Sunday when it learned Alabama awaits in the NCAA tournament. "I think one thing that came out of past year is that we know, and I think everyone else does, that we are beatable".

"I'm glad that they got rewarded and I think it should happen more often", he said.

Apart from fellow 1s Louisville and Notre Dame, 2 seeds South Carolina, Texas, Oregon, and Baylor are all formidable opponents. The Crimson Tide will be playing their first tournament game since 2012.

Stanford potentially is headed to Lexington for the third straight year if it can advance. Joining the Huskies as No. 1 seeds are Mississippi State, Louisville and Notre Dame.

After falling to SC in the national championship a year ago, the Bulldogs won their first 32 games of the season to earn a No. 1 seed in the Kansas City region. Spoiler: UConn is going to make it! Second, they both beat teams that eventually became No. 2 seeds in this year's NCAA tournament.

Barely made it: (11) Creighton, (11) Buffalo, (12) Oklahoma.

"We spent nearly seven hours on that decision of who those last four teams in and first four out were", NCAA women's basketball committee chair Rhonda Bennett said.

Which way do we go? .

Ohio State senior Kelsey Mitchell (3) will lead the Lady Buckeyes into the NCAA Women's basketball tournament. "But we've got a long way to go between now and then".

Quinnipiac, (27-5) last year's Cinderella, is the No. 9 seed in the Albany Regional and will face No. 8 Miami on Saturday in a rematch of last year's second-round upset.

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