Other teams in Connecticut’s region include second-seeded Duke. The Blue Devils have been hampered by injuries with star guards Chelsea Gray and Alexis Jones sidelined for the season. UConn blew out Duke by 22 points in mid-December.
Tennessee will be making its 33rd straight appearance in the NCAA tournament, getting into the field ever year. Five teams will be making their first trip — Akron, North Dakota, South Dakota, Winthrop and Wright State.
While those schools will be getting their first taste of the NCAAs, Chattanooga’s Jim Foster became the first coach to take four different teams to the NCAA tournament.
Follow Doug on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/dougfeinberg
Breaking news, severe weather alerts, AMBER alerts, sports scores from The Norman Transcript are available as text messages right to your phone or mobile device. You decide which type of alerts you want to receive. Find out more or to signup, click here.