March 15, 2010
NCAA Brackets in PDF Format
The 64-team field competing for the 2010 NCAA Division I
Women's Basketball Championship was announced today by the NCAA Division I Women's
The University of Louisville and Freedom Hall will play host to No. 4 seed Kentucky (25-7) who will face No. 13 seed Liberty (27-5). No. 5 Michigan State (22-9) will face No. 12 Bowling Green State (27-6) in the other matchup. The MSU/BGSU matchup will be Friday March 20 at 12:11 p.m. with the next game tipping off 30 minutes after the first. The winners of the first two games will square off on Monday evening at 7 p.m. to advance to the Kansas City Regional.
Earning No. 1 seeds are the University of Connecticut (33-0); University of Nebraska, Lincoln (30-1); Stanford University (30-1); and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (30-2). Connecticut, Stanford and Tennessee each won their respective conference regular season and tournament titles in the Big East Conference, Pacific-10 Conference and Southeastern Conference, while Nebraska was the regular season champion in the Big 12 Conference.
Thirty-one conferences were granted automatic bids for the 2010 championship and the
remaining 33 teams were selected at-large.
First- and second-round games will be played at 16 sites Saturday, March 20 thru
Tuesday, March 23. The 16 second-round winners will compete at the four regional sites. The Memphis Regional (FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee) and the Sacramento Regional (ARCO Arena, Sacramento, California) will be played on Saturday, March 27 and Monday, March 29,
In the history of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship, 13 schools
have captured the national title, with Tennessee leading the way with eight championships followed by Connecticut with six. In 2009 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, Connecticut completed an undefeated 39-0 season with a 76-54 victory over the University of Louisville in the national championship game.