UConn earns No. 1 seed, opens up NCAA Tournament against High Point on Sunday

Corey Hersch
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UConn celebrates around Paige Bueckers after big win over No. 1 South Carolina
UConn celebrates around Paige Bueckers after big win over No. 1 South Carolina

The UConn Huskies earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will open up in San Antonio against Big South champion High Point Sunday at 8 p.m. The Huskies are the top team in the Riverwalk Region, which also includes No. 2 Baylor, No. 3 Tennessee and No. 4 Kentucky.

They’re joined on the 1-line by No. 1 overall seed NC State, along with South Carolina and Stanford.

The team will be without head coach Geno Auriemma, who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier on Monday, for at least the next 10 days.

The Huskies went 24-1 in the regular season and captured both the regular season and Big East Tournament title with an 18-0 conference record. Their lone loss came on Jan. 28, a 90-87 loss to Arkansas, who enters the tournament as a No. 4 seed.