- Associated Press - Monday, March 18, 2013

Notre Dame and Connecticut are on a collision course for a fourth meeting this season _ this time in the Final Four.

The Irish and Huskies, who have had three thrilling contests already this season, earned top seeds in the women’s NCAA tournament field announced Monday night. Stanford also claimed a No. 1 spot and will be trying to reach the Final Four for a sixth straight season.

Led by junior star Chiney Ogwumike, Stanford may already have the most impressive win this season, ending Baylor’s 42-game winning streak in November. That’s the only loss that the defending national champion Lady Bears suffered this season.

Baylor is expected to earn the fourth No. 1 seed.


If so, it would mean this year’s top seeds are the same as last year’s.