After a two-week break following the AAC Conference Tournament Championship, the UConn women's basketball team starts their quest for a fourth consecutive national championship on Saturday.
The Huskies were awarded the No. 1 seed in the Bridgeport Regional, the tenth straight season they have earned a No. 1 seed, and 19th time in school history. Nine of the Huskies' 10 national championships have come as a top seed, with the lone exception being the 2003-2004 season.
UConn's opponent is 16-seeded Robert Morris. The Colonials won the NEC Tournament as the No. 3 seed, beating Sacred Heart in the championship game. Robert Morris comes into the game with a 20-12 record and doesn't have a common opponent with the Huskies.
The Colonials top player is Anna Niki Stamolamprou, a 5-foot-9 guard from Greece. The junior leads the team in points-per-game, assists, steals, defensive rebounds, and minutes played.
UConn is one win away from reaching 70-consecutive wins. Their last loss dates all the way back to December 2014. The Huskies will have history on their side, as a 16-seed has only defeated a No. 1 once in the history of the women's tournament, when Harvard stunned Stanford in 1998. A similar upset is unlikely however, as Stanford lost its top two players to injury the previous game.
If the Huskies win, they will face the winner of No. 8 Seton Hall vs No. 9 Duquesne on Sunday at Gampel Pavilion.