Connecticut guard Saylor Poffenbarger (4) is defended by St. John’s guard Danaijah Williams (24) and forward Cecilia Holmberg (11) during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college basketball game in New York last month. The women’s NCAA championship begins Sunday.

FILE – Connecticut guard Saylor Poffenbarger (4) is defended by St. John’s guard Danaijah Williams (24) and forward Cecilia Holmberg (11) during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college basketball game in New York, in this Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, file photo. Players like Connecticut’s Saylor Poffenbarger are not only gaining a head start and valuable experience in their college basketball careers as early enrollees out of high school, they have been counted upon to help women’s teams across the country keep their seasons going when players are held out for COVID-19 protocols. Now, some will make their March Madness debuts on the stage in the NCAA Tournament.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)