STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team has been selected as the No. 1 seed in the Bridgeport Region of the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship, as announced by the NCAA on Monday evening.
The Huskies (32-0) will play their opening round game vs. No. 16 seed and Northeast Conference Tournament Champion Robert Morris at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs on Saturday, March 19 at 11 a.m. ET on ESPN2.
No. 8 seed Seton Hall will challenge No. 9 seed Duquesne in Saturday’s other first-round game set to begin at 1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
The winners of Saturday’s games will advance to the second-round game on Monday, March 21 at a time to be determined, also in Storrs.
The winner of the second round tilt will advance to the NCAA Regional Semifinal, which will be played at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.
Each game of the 2016 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament will be televised live on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN3.
Connecticut owns the sport’s all-time winningest record in NCAA Tournament play, checking in at 103-17 (.857). The team is making its 28th consecutive appearance in the event and has advanced to the Regional Semifinals in each of the last 22 seasons.
The team will enter the tournament as a No. 1 seed for the 19th time in program history and the 10th season in-a-row. The Huskies are 85-9 all-time as a No. 1 seed, including wins in 67 of its last 72 games. Nine of UConn’s 10 national championships have come when the squad began play as a No. 1 seed.
Husky coach Geno Auriemma, who was named The American’s Coach of the Year on March 4, has guided the program to all 103 of its NCAA Tournament wins, joining former Tennessee coach Pat Summit (112) as the only members of the 100-win club.
UConn earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by virtue of winning its third-straight American Athletic Conference Championship.
Tickets for the first and second rounds of the 2016 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament in Storrs are on sale now.
All-session packages are $40 each (a $12 savings over single session tickets) and include admission to both games on Saturday and the final game on Monday.
Tickets for each day are $26 for adults & $21 for youth and seniors. Tickets to the first round are good for both games that day.
Tickets can also be purchased at the UConn Athletic Ticket Office in Storrs or by calling 1-877-AT-UCONN between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Parking will be available in the North and South Garages for $5 per car – payable upon entry to the garage.