No. 1 UConn women vs. Prairie View A&M
WHAT: NCAA tournament first round
SEEDS: UConn No. 1 in Lincoln, Neb., region, Prairie View A&M No. 16
WHEN: Tonight, 8
WHERE: Gampel Pavilion, Storrs (10,167)
RECORDS: UConn 34-0, Prairie View A&M 14-17
UP NEXT: NCAA second round Tuesday at Gampel Pavilion vs. Georgia/St. Joseph's-winner, 7 p.m. (TBA)
HISTORIC RUN?: The Huskies stand six wins shy of becoming the first women's basketball program to win nine national championships. Six wins would also secure the fifth undefeated season in team history (1994-95, 2001-02, 2008-09, 2009-10), and UConn also would join Baylor (2011-12) as the only teams to win 40 games in a season.
ENCORE?: Breanna Stewart was named the Final Four Most Outstanding Player and averaged 20.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.4 blocks and 2.0 steals in 31.2 minutes in five NCAA tournament games as a freshman last season.
NO CONTEST: The Huskies have won their last seven first-round games by an average of 46.6 points.
ONE-SIDED: The Lady Panthers are making their fourth straight NCAA tournament appearance -- all as a No. 16 seed. They have lost their last three first-round games by a combined 114 points (38.0 average), including an 83-47 loss to UConn in Bridgeport on March 17, 2012.
TREND-SETTER: Junior guard Jeanette Jackson is averaging 19.4 points for the Lady Panthers and has scored a team single-season record 601 points in 31 games. She has scored at least 20 points in 17 games and reached 30 twice.
-- RICH ELLIOTT