UConn women’s basketball draws 2nd seed, will take on Vermont

The UConn men's and women's basketball teams learned their seeding and opponents for the NCAA Tournament.
Published: Mar. 13, 2023 at 9:27 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 13, 2023 at 2:29 PM EDT
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STORRS, CT (WFSB) - The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team will take on Vermont in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Huskies, fresh off their Big East Tournament victory, earned a 2 seed from the tournament’s selection committee.

Coach Geno Auriemma joined the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce on Monday where he discussed the team’s preparations.

“Right now, we’re excited to play Saturday at home and look at the bracket and go,” Auriemma said. “Everyone’s got games they think will be super hard so right now we’re just figuring out how we can get ready for this one game.”

UConn defeated Villanova 67-56 for Big East crown last week. It was the team’s 21st Big East title.

They’ll take on the 15th seeded Vermont Catamounts at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs on Saturday. The time has yet to be announced.

“Every year people go ‘oh that’s a tough bracket. Oh that’s an easy bracket. That’s an easy match up’ or ‘that’s a tough match up,’” Auriemma said. “Every year I say the same thing. There are no easy games in the NCAA Tournament.”

Channel 3's Joe Zone and Marc Robbins talk about the UConn men's and women's teams in the NCAA Tournament.

Virginia Tech earned the top seed in the Seattle 3 region, which means UConn may have to go through it to earn a trip to the Final Four.

The overall top seed went to South Carolina, which narrowly defeated UConn 81-77 back on Feb. 5.

UConn has won 11 national titles under Auriemma.

Stay with Channel 3 for continuing coverage of the UConn women’s basketball team’s trek through the NCAA Tournament.