INDIANAPOLIS -- A mix of experienced programs, teams returning to the tournament field and first-time participants comprise the 64-team field for the 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship, as announced Monday by the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee.

Earning No. 1 seeds are UConn (32-1), Notre Dame (31-2), South Carolina (30-2) and Maryland (30-2), each having won their respective conference regular season and tournament championships this season. Two-time defending champion UConn will start the tournament seeking a 10th national championship. Notre Dame, which has played in the past four Women’s Final Fours, is playing for its second national title. A No. 1 seed for the second consecutive year, South Carolina is seeking its first Women’s Final Four appearance. Maryland went undefeated in the Big Ten Conference this season and is seeking its second national championship, with the previous title being won in 2006.

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The field also includes five schools making their first appearance in the tournament this century. New Mexico State’s last tournament appearance was in 1988, while Ohio, Seton Hall and Tennessee State all last participated in 1995. Northwestern returns to the field after having last played in the 1997 championship.

Thirty-two conferences were granted automatic bids for the championship and the remaining 32 teams were selected at-large.

First- and second-round games will be played at 16 home sites Friday, March 20 through Monday, March 23, with the 16 second-round winners moving on to the four regional sites. The Greensboro Regional (Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina) and the Oklahoma City Regional (Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) will be played on Friday, March 27 and Sunday, March 29, while the Albany Regional (Times Union Center, Albany, New York) and the Spokane Regional (Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Washington) will be held Saturday, March 28 and Monday, March 30. The four regional winners will advance to the 2015 NCAA Women’s Final Four, April 5 and 7 in Tampa Bay, Florida (Amalie Arena).

Tennessee continues its appearance streak, participating in all 34 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championships. American, St. Francis Brooklyn and Savannah State are all making their first NCAA Tournament appearance. Princeton, the Ivy League champion, is the only undefeated team entering the 2015 championship, posting a 30-0 regular season mark.

In the history of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship, 14 schools have captured the national title. UConn leads the way with nine national championships, followed by Tennessee with eight. UConn is the defending national champion after claiming the 2014 title in Nashville with a 79-58 win against Notre Dame in the title game, capping a perfect 40-0 season.

2015 DI WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT FIELD

SCHOOL CONFERENCE PVS. TOURN. APP. WINS LOSSES LAST
Alabama State Southwestern 1 0 1 2013
Albany America East 3 0 3 2014
American Patriot First 0 0 --
Arkansas Southeastern 10 13 10 2012
UALR Sun Belt 3 1 3 2012
Arizona State Pac-12 12 14 12 2014
Baylor Big 12 13 33 11 2014
Boise State Mountain West 2 0 2 2014
BYU West Coast 10 5 10 2014
California Pac-12 10 10 10 2014
Cal State Northridge Big West 2 0 2 2014
Chattanooga Southern 12 1 12 2014
Connecticut American Athletic 26 97 17 2014
Dayton Atlantic 10 5 2 5 2014
DePaul Big East 19 12 19 2014
Duke Atlantic Coast 21 53 21 2014
Florida Gulf Coast Atlantic Sun 2 0 2 2014
Florida State Atlantic Coast 13 14 13 2014
George Washington Atlantic 10 15 18 15 2008
Gonzaga West Coast 7 8 7 2014
Green Bay Horizon 14 6 14 2013
Iowa Big Ten 23 19 23 2014
Iowa State Big 12 15 17 15 2014
James Madison Colonial 10 8 10 2014
Kentucky Southeastern 11 17 11 2014
Liberty Big South 15 2 15 2013
Louisville Atlantic Coast 17 22 17 2014
LSU Southeastern 23 43 23 2014
Maryland Atlantic Coast 22 37 21 2014
Miami (Fla.) Atlantic Coast 9 4 9 2013
Minnesota Big Ten 8 11 8 2009
Mississippi State Southeastern 6 6 6 2010
Montana Big Sky 20 6 20 2013
Nebraska Big Ten 12 8 12 2014
New Mexico State Western Athletic 2 0 2 1988
North Carolina Atlantic Coast 25 45 24 2014
Northwestern Big Ten 6 3 6 1997
Northwestern State Southland 3 0 3 2014
Notre Dame Atlantic Coast 21 46 20 2014
Ohio Mid-American 2 0 2 1995
Ohio State Big Ten 21 23 21 2012
Oklahoma Big 12 17 30 17 2014
Oklahoma State Big 12 12 10 12 2014
Oregon State Pac-12 6 3 6 2014
Pittsburgh Atlantic Coast 3 5 3 2009
Princeton Ivy 4 0 4 2013
Quinnipiac Metro Atlantic 1 0 1 2013
Rutgers Big Ten 23 35 23 2012
St. Francis (Brooklyn) Northeast None 0 0 --
Savannah State Mid-Eastern None 0 0 --
Seton Hall Big East 2 3 2 1995
South Carolina Southeastern 11 13 11 2014
South Dakota State Summit 5 1 5 2013
South Florida American Athletic 2 1 2 2013
Stanford Pac-12 28 75 26 2014
Syracuse Atlantic Coast 6 1 6 2014
Tennessee Southeastern 33 117 25 2014
Tennessee State Ohio Valley 2 0 2 1995
Texas Big 12 27 33 26 2014
Texas A&M Southeastern 11 21 10 2014
Tulane American Athletic 10 3 10 2010
Washington Pac-12 16 15 16 2007
Western Kentucky Conference USA 17 17 17 2014
Wichita State Missouri Valley 2 0 2 2014