- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Connecticut

Storrs, 32-1.

Nickname: Huskies. Coach: Geno Auriemma.

Conference: Big East. Bid: Big East champion.

Region: Philadelphia. Seed: No. 1.

Tournament Record: 77-15, 22 years. Last appearance: 2010.

Scoring: Team (77.7); Maya Moore 22.8; Tiffany Hayes 13.9; Bria Hartley 12.4.

Rebounds: Team (42.2); Maya Moore 7.9; Kelly Faris 6.7; Stefanie Dolson 5.8.

Assists/Turnovers: Team (19.5/15.3); Maya Moore 4.3/2.2; Kelly Faris 3.7/2.2.

3-pointers: Team (.360); Bria Hartley 62; Maya Moore 56.

Last Ten: 10-0.

The Skinny: UConn looks for its third straight national championship, trying to become just the second team to accomplish it. The Huskies had their record 90-game winning streak end in Stanford on Dec. 30, but they haven’t lost since.

Hartford

West Hartford, Conn., 17-15.

Nickname: Hawks. Coach: Jennifer Rizzotti.

Conference: America East. Bid: America East champion.

Region: Philadelphia. Seed: No. 16.

Tournament Record: 2-4, 4 years. Last appearance: 2008.

Scoring: Team (57.3); Mary Silvia 9.1; Daphne Elliott 8.7; Ruthanne Doherty 7.6.

Rebounds: Team (34.3); Ruthanne Doherty 6.0; Nikkia Smith 4.5.

Assists/Turnovers: Team (12.3/15.7); Jackie Smith 3.5/2.3.

Last Ten: 9-1.

The Skinny: Hartford got off to a slow start to the season before rallying to win 11 of its last 12 games. Coach Jen Rizzotti had played her former coach Geno Auriemma in the regular season the past six years before not facing UConn this season. They are winless in 11 all-time meetings.

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Kansas State

Manhattan, 21-10.

Nickname: Wildcats. Coach: Deb Patterson.

Conference: Big 12. Bid: At-Large.

Region: Philadelphia. Seed: No. 8.

Tournament Record: 10-11, 11 years. Last appearance: 2009.

Scoring: Team (61.5); Brittany Chambers 16.0; Jalana Childs 13.1; Taelor Karr 10.2.

Rebounds: Team (35.3); Branshea Brown 5.7; Brittany Chambers 5.6.

Assists/Turnovers: Team (12.6/14.7); Mariah White 3.9/2.3; Brittany Chambers 2.7/3.5.

3-pointers: Team (.326); Brittany Chambers 84; Taelor Karr 47.

Last Ten: 5-5.

The Skinny: Deb Patterson’s squad is led by guard Brittany Chambers, who is the team’s top scoring threat. Kansas State had a huge home win over Texas A&M.

Purdue

West Lafayette, Ind. 20-11.

Nickname: Boilermakers. Coach: Sharon Versyp

Conference: Big Ten. Bid: At-Large.

Region: Philadelphia. Seed: No. 9.

Tournament Record: 42-19, 20 years. Last appearance: 2009.

Scoring: Team (65.5); Brittany Rayburn 14.4; Courtney Moses 12.1.

Rebounds: Team (36.1) Drey Mingo 5.9; Alex Guyton 4.2.

Assists/Turnovers: Team (13.8/17.2); Courtney Moses 3.2/3.2; Antionette Howard 2.4/2.1.

3-pointers: Team (.346); Courtney Moses 54; Brittany Rayburn 44.

Last Ten: 6-4.

The Skinny: The Boilermakers have bounced back from the first losing season in 20 years with a 20-win season in 2010-11. Purdue is led by Brittany Rayburn’s 14.4 ppg average, with contributions from freshman point guard Courtney Moses (12.1 ppg) and Drey Mingo (11.9 ppg).

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Georgetown

Washington, 22-10.

Nickname: Hoyas. Coach: Terri Williams-Flournoy.

Conference: Big East. Bid: At-Large.

Region: Philadelphia. Seed: No. 5.

Tournament Record: 3-2, 2 years. Last appearance: 2010.

Scoring: Team (63.5); Sugar Rodgers 18.2; Monica McNutt 10.4.

Rebounds: Team (36.7); Tia Magee 5.0; Adria Crawford 4.8.

Assists/Turnovers: Team (14.3/16.6); Rubylee Wright 5.3/3.8; Sugar Rodgers 2.3/3.2.

3-pointers: Team (.313); Sugar Rodgers 82; Monica McNutt 62.

Last Ten: 5-5.

The Skinny: Pressure defense forces opponents into turnovers at an alarming rate. The Hoyas have a nice win over Tennessee early in the season, but also lost to Missouri. Consistency has been hard to come by for Georgetown this season.

Princeton

Princeton, N.J., 24-4.

Nickname: Tigers. Coach: Courtney Banghart.

Conference: Ivy League. Bid: Ivy League champion.

Region: Philadelphia. Seed: No. 12.

Tournament Record: 0-1, 1 year. Last appearance: 2010.

Scoring: Team (69.9); Addie Macir 12.1; Devona Allgood 12.0; Lauren Edwards 11.7.

Rebounds: Team (38.8); Devona Allgood 7.3; Lauren Edwards 4.8.

Assists/Turnovers: Team (16.1/14.1); Addie Macir 3.3/1.4; Lauren Edwards 2.0/1.7.

3-pointers: Team (.418); Addie Macir 74; Lauren Edwards 45.

Last Ten: 10-0.

The Skinny: The Tigers recovered from the loss of Niveen Rasheed, who tore her ACL in December. The Tigers continue to play strong defense and shoot well from behind the 3-point line.

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Maryland

College Park, 23-7.

Nickname: Terrapins. Coach: Brenda Frese.

Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference. Bid: At-Large.

Region: Philadelphia. Seed: No. 4.

Tournament Record: 27-17, 16 years. Last appearance: 2009.

Scoring: Team (72.2); Alyssa Thomas 14.2; Lynetta Kizer 13.5.

Rebounds: Team (45.7); Lynetta Kizer 7.7; Alyssa Thomas 7.2.

Assists/Turnovers: Team (15.7/18.9); Anjale Barrett 4.4/2.5; Dara Taylor 2.2/2.1.

3-pointers: Team (.279); Kim Rodgers 38.

Last Ten: 6-4.

The Skinny: Brenda Frese has compared this year’s team to the one that won the national championship in 2006. The Terrapins don’t have that much postseason experience, but have a wealth of size and talent.

Saint Francis, Pa.

Loretto, 22-11.

Nickname: Red Flash. Coach: Susan Robinson-Fruchtl.

Conference: Northeast. Bid: Northeast Conference champion.

Region: Philadelphia. Seed: No. 13.

Tournament Record: 0-10, 10 years. Last appearance: 2010.

Scoring: Team (68.8); Samantha Leach 17.6; Brittany Lilley 12.9; Allison Daly 11.2.

Rebounds: Team (38.5); Shene Fleming 7.5; Alexandra Williams 6.1.

Assists/Turnovers: Team (15.1/18.1); Brittany Lilley 5.3/4.6; Samantha Leach 2.2/3.3.

3-pointers: Team (.347); Allison Daly 71; Samantha Leach 60.

Last Ten: 8-2.

The Skinny: The Red Flash are making their 11th NCAA appearance since 1996. Senior and NEC player of the year Samantha Leach can hit from 3-point range and get to the foul line, while junior Brittany Lilley was solid at the point in leading Saint Francis to a second straight league title. Freshman Alexandra Williams provides a spark off the bench with her ability to score inside and rebound.

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Penn State

State College 24-9.

Nickname: Nittany Lions. Coach: Coquese Washington.

Conference: Big Ten. Bid: At-Large.

Region: Philadelphia. Seed: No. 6.

Tournament Record: 26-21, 21 years. Last appearance: 2005.

Scoring: Team (77.1); Maggie Lucas 16.2; Alex Bentley 13.9; Mia Nickson 10.5.

Rebounds: Team (40.6); Nikki Greene 7.8; Julia Trogele 6.8; Mia Nickson 6.5.

Assists/Turnovers: Team (12.9/16.8); Alex Bentley 5.0/2.9; Julia Trogele 2.6/2.6.

3-pointers: Team (.426); Maggie Lucas 110; Zhaque Gray 63.

Last Ten: 6-4.

The Skinny: Penn State returns to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2005 and will host the first two rounds. Freshman guard Maggie Lucas set the school mark for 3s in a season, hitting an average of 3.5 a game.

Dayton

Dayton, Ohio, 21-11.

Nickname: Flyers. Coach: Jim Jabir.

Conference: Atlantic 10. Bid: At-Large.

Region: Philadelphia. Seed: No. 11.

Tournament Record: 0-1, 1 year. Last appearance: 2010.

Scoring: Team (74.4); Justine Raterman 16.5; Kristin Daugherty 12.5.

Rebounds: Team (43.6); Justine Raterman 7.4; Casey Nance 4.7.

Assists/Turnovers: Team (15.1/16.9); Patrice Lalor 3.3/2.4; Elle Queen 2.0/1.9.

3-pointers: Team (.363); Justine Raterman 51; Kristin Daugherty 44.

Last Ten: 6-4.

The Skinny: Fresh off its first NCAA tournament appearance last season, Dayton will try and advance past the first round. Fittingly, the Flyers can put points on the board in a hurry.

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DePaul

Chicago, 27-6.

Nickname: Blue Demons. Coach: Doug Bruno.

Conference: Big East. Bid: At-Large.

Region: Philadelphia. Seed: No. 3.

Tournament Record: 7-15, 15 years. Last appearance: 2010.

Scoring: Team (74.4); Keisha Hampton 16.0; Felicia Chester 11.3.

Rebounds: Team (37.9) Felicia Chester 6.5; Taylor Pikes 6.3; Katherine Harry 6.2.

Assists/Turnovers: Team (18.2/15.3); Sam Quigley 4.1/2.8; Anna Martin 2.3/1.7.

3-pointers: Team (.355); Sam Quigley 61; Keisha Hampton 56.

Last Ten: 6-4.

The Skinny: DePaul had one of its best seasons, matching the school record with 27 victories. The team finished second in the Big East for the first time. One of the most unselfish teams in the nation, DePaul ranks fifth with 18.2 assists per game.

Navy

Annapolis, Md., 20-11.

Nickname: Midshipmen. Coach: Stefanie Pemper.

Conference: Patriot League. Bid: Patriot League champion.

Region: Philadelphia. Seed: No. 14.

Tournament Record: First appearance.

Scoring: Team (58.5); Angela Myers, 12.2; Cassie Consedine, 11.7.

Rebounds: Team (37.8); Jade Geif, 7.7; Cassie Consedine 6.3.

Assists/Turnovers: Team (14.0/14.6); Angela Mayers 5.2/2.7; Erin Edwards 1.6/1.6.

3-pointers: Team (.338); Cassie Consedine 69, Angela Myers 45.

Last Ten: 7-3.

The Skinny: Patriot League coach of the year Stefanie Pemper guides the Midshipmen into their first NCAA tournament with a team that stresses tight defense and working the clock on offense. Navy allowed 36, 41 and 40 points in winning the Patriot League tournament, but scored only 55, 55 and 47.

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Iowa State

Ames, 23-10.

Nickname: Cyclones. Coach: Bill Fennelly.

Conference: Big 12. Bid: At-Large.

Region: Philadelphia. Seed: No. 7.

Tournament Record: 16-11, 11 years. Last appearance: 2010.

Scoring: Team (65.2); Kelsey Bolte 16.8; Anna Prins 9.4.

Rebounds: Team (38.6); Chelsea Poppens 7.3; Kelsey Bolte 5.1.

Assists/Turnovers: Team (13.8/15.5); Lauren Mansfield 5.1/3.3; Chassidy Cole 2.6/1.6.

3-pointers: Team (.373); Kelsey Bolte 86; Lauren Mansfield 40.

Last Ten: 6-4.

The Skinny: Bill Fennelly’s team started out 12-2 before faltering in the Big 12 Conference. Kelsey Bolte is the key to the team’s success.

Marist

Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 30-2.

Nickname: Red Foxes. Coach: Brian Giorgis.

Conference: Metro Atlantic Athletic. Bid: MAAC champion.

Region: Philadelphia. Seed: No. 10.

Tournament Record: 3-6, 6 years. Last appearance: 2010.

Scoring: Team (66.9); Erica Allenspach 14.2; Corielle Yarde 11.4.

Rebounds: Team (38.4); Corielle Yarde 5.4; Erica Allenspach 4.8.

Assists/Turnovers: Team (14.5/11.1); Erica Allenspach 2.9/1.2; Elise Caron 2.9/1.6.

3-pointers: Team (.343); Erica Allenspach 53; Corielle Yarde 38.

Last Ten: 10-0.

The Skinny: The Red Foxes ran through the conference going unbeaten for the second time in four years. They lead the nation in defense, allowing fewer than 50 points a game and Erica Allenspach raised her game to earn MVP honors in the conference tournament.

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Duke

Durham, N.C., 29-3.

Nickname: Blue Devils. Coach: Joanne P. McCallie.

Conference: ACC. Bid: ACC champion.

Region: Philadelphia. Seed: No. 2.

Tournament Record: 43-17, 17 years. Last appearance: 2010.

Scoring: Team (70.5); Jasmine Thomas 14.8; Karima Christmas 9.2; Chelsea Gray 8.4.

Rebounds: Team (42.7); Krystal Thomas 8.7; Karima Christmas 6.2.

Assists/Turnovers: Team (14.9/16.8); Jasmine Thomas 3.3/3.0; Chelsea Gray 2.7/1.8.

3-pointers: Team (.349); Jasmine Thomas 52.

Last Ten: 8-2.

The Skinny: The Blue Devils won their second straight ACC tournament. The Blue Devils are led by all-purpose guard Jasmine Thomas and freshman Chelsea Gray.

Tennessee-Martin

Martin, Tenn., 26-6.

Nickname: Skyhawks. Coach: Kevin McMillan.

Conference: Ohio Valley. Bid: Ohio Valley champion.

Region: Philadelphia. Seed: No. 15.

Tournament Record: First appearance.

Scoring: Team (73.3); Heather Butler 19.1; Jasmine Newsome 17.8.

Rebounds: Team (40.9); Jaclissa Haislip 8.2; Jasmine Newsome 4.4.

Assists/Turnovers: Team (14.0/15.5); Jasmine Newsome 4.1/3.9; Heather Butler 3.7/2.6.

3-pointers: Team (.345); Heather Butler 83; Jaclissa Haislip 60; Jasmine Newsome 45.

Last Ten: 8-2.

The Skinny: The Skyhawks’ roster includes nine true freshmen and one senior. The team is the youngest in the country, with only two years of NCAA Division I experience. Coach Kevin McMillan’s team loves to shoot from behind the arc, taking 800 3s this season.