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NCAA tournament bracket revealed: Aliyah Boston, South Carolina take No. 1 overall seed

Considering what Aliyah Boston and South Carolina did this season, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that the Gamecocks took the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament.

The NCAA women’s tournament bracket was officially revealed Sunday night, and South Carolina was announced as the top seed for the second straight season. The Gamecocks mounted a perfect 32-0 run in the regular season and cruised to the SEC tournament final over Tennessee last week, which marked the program’s seventh in its past nine seasons. Boston, the tournament MVP and a national Player of the Year candidate, averaged 13.3 points and 9.7 rebounds this season.

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South Carolina will host No. 16 seed Norfolk State in its first NCAA tournament game Friday.

Indiana, Virginia Tech and Stanford took the other No. 1 seeds in the women's bracket. Iowa, Utah, UConn and Maryland were the four No. 2 seeds.

South Carolina was announced as the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA women's tournament on Sunday.
Defending champion South Carolina was announced as the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA women's tournament on Sunday. (Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) (Jacob Kupferman via Getty Images)

NCAA tournament bracket matchups

Greenville 1 Region:

No. 1 South Carolina vs. No. 16 Norfolk State

No. 8 South Florida vs. No. 9 Marquette

No. 5 Oklahoma vs. No. 12 Portland

No. 4 UCLA vs. No. 13 Sacramento State

No. 6 Creighton vs. First Four winner (No. 11 Illinois vs. No. 11 Mississippi State)

No. 3 Notre Dame vs. No. 14 Southern Utah

No. 7 Arizona vs. No. 10 West Virginia

No. 2 Maryland vs. No. 15 Holy Cross

Greenville 2 Region:

No. 1. Indiana vs. No. 16 Tennessee Tech

No. 8 Oklahoma State vs. No. 9 Miami

No. 5 Washington State vs. No. 12 Florida Gulf Coast

No. 4 Villanova vs. No. 13 Cleveland State

No. 6 Michigan vs. No. 11 UNLV

No. 3 LSU vs. No. 14 Hawaii

No. 7 NC State vs. No. 10 Princeton

No. 2 Utah vs. No. 15 Gardner-Webb

The two Greenville, South Carolina, regions in the NCAA women's tournament.
The two Greenville, South Carolina, regions in the NCAA women's tournament. (Complete printable bracket available by clicking the image.)

Seattle 3 Region:

No. 1 Virginia Tech vs. No. 16 Chattanooga

No. 8 USC vs. No. 9 South Dakota State

No. 5 Iowa State vs. No. 12 Toledo

No. 4 Tennessee vs. No. 13 Saint Louis

No. 6 North Carolina vs. First Four winner (No. 11 Purdue vs. No. 11 St. John's)

No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 14 James Madison

No. 7 Baylor vs. No. 10 Alabama

No. 2 UConn vs. No. 15 Vermont

Seattle 4 Region:

No. 1 Stanford vs. No. 16 Southern

No. 8 Ole Miss vs. No. 9 Gonzaga

No. 5 Louisville vs. No. 12 Drake

No. 4 Texas vs. No. 13 East Carolina

No. 6 Colorado vs. No. 11 Middle Tennessee

No. 3 Duke vs. No. 14 Iona

No. 7 Florida State vs. No. 10 Georgia

No. 2 Iowa vs. No. 15 SE Louisiana

The two Seattle regions in the NCAA women's tournament.
The two Seattle regions in the NCAA women's tournament. (Complete printable bracket available by clicking the image.)

Conferences with multiple bids

The ACC led the way with eight entries in the tournament, the most of any conference.

The Big Ten, SEC and Pac-12 each sent seven teams, and the Big 12 and Big East sent five.