NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Tournament 64-team bracket revealed: N.C. State is tourney’s top seed

The 2021 women’s NCAA tournament is finally here and the road to the national title began Monday night with the tournament’s 64-team bracket reveal. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all games will take place in and around San Antonio, Texas this year, with regions named after Texas landmarks.

No. 1-seeded teams include N.C. State (20-2), South Carolina (22-4), UConn (24-1) and Stanford (25-2). The Wolfpack is the No. 1 overall seed for the first time in program history.

The 2019 national champion Baylor Bears are a No. 2 seed in the River Walk region.

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The first round will take place March 21 and 22 and the Women’s Final Four will be held at the Alamodome on April 2 and 4.

Alamo Region

1. Stanford vs. 16. Utah Valley

8. Oklahoma State vs. 9. Wake Forest

5. Missouri State vs. 12. UC Davis

4. Arkansas vs. 13.Wright State

6. Oregon vs. 11. South Dakota

3. Georgia vs. 14. Drexel

7. Northwestern vs. 10. UCF

2. Louisville vs. 15. Marist

River Walk Region

1. UConn vs. 16. High Point

8. Syracuse vs. 9. South Dakota State

5. Iowa vs. 12. Central Michigan

4. Kentucky vs. 13. Idaho State

6. Michigan vs. 11. Florida Gulf Coast

3. Tennessee vs. 14. Middle Tennessee

7. Virginia Tech vs. 10. Marquette

2. Baylor vs. 15. Jackson State

Mercado Region

1. N.C. State vs. 16. N.C. A&T

8. South Florida vs. 9. Washington State

5. Gonzaga vs. 12. Belmont

4. Indiana vs. 13. VCU

6. Rutgers vs. 11.BYU

3. Arizona vs. 14. Stony Brook

7. Iowa St. vs. 10. Michigan St.

2. Texas A&M vs. 15.Troy

Hemisfair Region

1. South Carolina vs. 16. Mercer

8. Oregon State vs. 9. Florida State

5. Georgia Tech vs. 12. Stephen F. Austin

4. West Virginia vs. 13. Lehigh

6. Texas vs. 11. Bradley

3. UCLA vs. 14. Wyoming

7. Alabama vs. 10. North Carolina

2. Maryland vs. 15. Mount St. Mary’s

Contact Analis Bailey at aabailey@usatoday.com or on Twitter @analisbailey.

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