At the American Athletic Conference tournament semifinals earlier this month in Uncasville, Conn., Cincinnati’s Andeija Puckett, left, looks to pass to Sam Rodgers, right, under pressure from Connecticut’s Kia Nurse. Connecticut is the first overall seed in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament that begins on Saturday.

At the American Athletic Conference tournament semifinals earlier this month in Uncasville, Conn., Cincinnati’s Andeija Puckett, left, looks to pass to Sam Rodgers, right, under pressure from Connecticut’s Kia Nurse. Connecticut is the first overall seed in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament that begins on Saturday.