No. 1 seed UConn women vs. No. 12 BYU
WHAT: NCAA women's tournament regional semifinals
WHEN: Saturday, 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Neb. (15,147)
RECORDS: UConn 36-0, BYU 28-6
ON THE AIR: ESPN (Pam Ward and Carolyn Peck); WTIC-AM 1080 (Bob Joyce and Debbie Fiske)
UP NEXT: NCAA regional final Monday vs. Texas A&M/DePaul-winner at Pinnacle Bank Arena, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
ELITISTS?: The Huskies are looking to advance to the Elite Eight for the ninth straight season. The last time they failed to do so was in 2005 when they suffered a 76-59 loss to Stanford in the regional semifinals.
BIG-TIME PLAYER: Breanna Stewart is averaging 22.6 points (.566 FG), 7.8 rebounds and 3.4 blocks in her last five NCAA tournament games.
RECORD SETTER: Stefanie Dolson will set a team record today by making her 149th career start in her 151st game.
SWEET TRIP: The Cougars are only the third No. 12 seed to advance to the Sweet 16, joining Kansas in 2013 and San Francisco in 1996. It is just their second trip to regional semifinals overall (2002).
CENTER OF ATTENTION: BYU 6-foot-7 center Jennifer Hamson was named the WCC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. She is averaging 18.0 points, 11.5 rebounds and a nation's-best 4.2 blocks in 30.8 minutes. She is also ranked 14th nationally in rebounds and 11th in double-doubles (22).
A MAN'S WORLD?: The regional features four male coaches: Geno Auriemma (UConn), Gary Blair (Texas A&M), Doug Bruno (DePaul) and Jeff Judkins (BYU). It is the first regional that UConn has appeared in consisting of four male coaches since 1999 in Cincinnati: Auriemma, Jim Davis (Clemson), Bill Fennelly (Iowa State) and Andy Landers (Georgia).
-- RICH ELLIOTT