Baylor, ND, UConn, Stanford top NCAA women's seeds

By Doug Feinberg

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, March 19 2013 12:55 a.m. MDT

UConn lost four of its five games against the other top seeds, faltering down the stretch in each of the losses.

One intriguing storyline for UConn before a potential rematch with Notre Dame could be if Elena Delle Donne and Delaware can advance to the regional finals in Bridgeport, Conn. Delle Donne was originally enrolled at UConn before transferring to Delaware before her freshman season. She's put her team on her back, leading the nation in scoring the past two seasons.

The sixth-seeded Blue Hens will be hosting the first two rounds and the games are already sold out. Delaware is one of 15 sites that have host teams in the tournament. The only one that doesn't is Columbus. Besides Ohio State, perennial NCAA tournament team Rutgers also missed out on the field. The Scarlet Knights had been to the last 10 NCAA tournaments.

While Rutgers and Ohio State will be missing, three schools — Wichita State, Quinnipiac and Cal Poly — are making their first appearance in the field.

The Big East, which is set to be reimagined next season, led all conferences with eight bids.

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