From players to watch and potential upsets to the best games in the first round, espnW breaks down each region of the women's NCAA tournament.
Connecticut remains No. 1 in The Associated Press poll Monday after two easy wins this week.
Elizabeth Williams scored 23 points and Alexis Jones added 19 as second-ranked Duke remained undefeated with a 78-61 non-conference victory over Marquette on Sunday.
Duke -- the great unknown this season -- will play its first top-five foe and nationally televised game when it plays at UConn on Big Monday.
Chelsea Gray led five players in double figures with 18 points and No. 4 Duke remained undefeated with a 75-60 victory over Southern California in the Women of Troy Classic on Saturday.
Elizabeth Williams had 21 points and eight rebounds in leading undefeated and fourth-ranked Duke to a 97-63 rout of Cal State Bakersfield in the Women of Troy Classic on Friday night.
Undefeated Baylor finished the NCAA women's tournament as it spent the entire regular season -- as the No. 1 team in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll.
No. 5 Duke 67, Florida St. 57
Duke is off to a 20-0 start. But for continued success, the Blue Devils' seniors know their freshmen teammates must continue to make an impact.
Jasmine Thomas scored 14 points to help No. 3 Duke beat Clemson 92-37 on Wednesday night to remain the only unbeaten team in the country.
Jasmine Thomas scored seven of her 22 points in the final 2 minutes, and No. 3 Duke remained undefeated by posting a 71-64 victory over Maryland (No. 15 ESPN/USA Today, No. 14 AP) on Thursday night.
Jasmine Thomas scored 18 points and hit the go-ahead basket with 55 seconds left to lead No. 5 Duke past No. 7 Texas A&M 61-58 on Monday night.
The Sweet 16 field is set. Four teams from both the Big East and Big 12 led the way. But all eyes remain on UConn and its undefeated run.
Maryland is the No. 1 seed in the Raleigh region of the NCAA tournament after winning the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season and tournament titles.
By sweeping the defending NCAA champ and clinching the ACC, undefeated Duke made quite a statement Sunday. So did Lindsey Harding -- as the national player of the year.
Alison Bales scored 15 of her season-high 21 points in the first half and No. 1 Duke routed Clemson 105-53 on Monday night to remain perfect entering its showdown with No. 2 North Carolina.