UConn returns to NCAA tourney as top seed in rebuilding year

STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn beat Syracuse in last year's national championship game. If the schools meet again in this year's NCAA Tournament, it will be on the Huskies' home court.

UConn (32-0) is the top seed in the Bridgeport Regional and will host the first two rounds on campus, about 80 miles north of the regional site.

The Huskies have a first-round game at against Albany (21-11), the champions of the America East conference. Syracuse (21-10) will head to Storrs as an eighth seed with a first-round matchup against Iowa State (18-12).

No. 9 Duke is the region's No. 2 seed and No. 4 Maryland received a surprising third seed.

UConn is in the midst of an NCAA record 107-game winning streak, are beating teams by an average of 33 points a game and enter the tournament undefeated for the eighth time.

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