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Women’s Big East Brackets Set

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For the fifth straight year,  the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team is the winner of the regular-season Big East title,  and the Number 1 seed in the upcoming Big East tournament starting Friday at the X-L Center in Hartford.

The 16-team tournament will play 15 games over four days,  with the top four seed earning double byes into the quarterfinals Tuesday, March 6. Teams finishing fifth to eighth will have first-round byes.

Connecticut’s first game will be at approximately 2:30 p.m. Sunday against the winner of Georgetown’s game Saturday against the Syracuse-Seton Hall winner from Friday’s first-round game.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080 will carry the game live beginning with the  pregame show at 1:45 p.m.

Besides UConn, the second, third, and fourth-ranked seeds who start play in Sunday’s quarterfinals are DePaul, Notre Dame and Rutgers.

Ticket packages for the tournament are available at the XL Center ticket office,   or on the website at www.xlcenter.com,  or through Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000, or the Ticketmaster website, www.ticketmaster.com.   For group sales (10 or more) information and discounts, please contact Cheri Lisko of the XL Center at (860) 548-2000.

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