Connecticut (34-0), Notre Dame (32-0), South Carolina (27-4) and Tennessee (27-5) are the top-seeded teams in a 64-team bracket that was announced Monday. The tournament begins Saturday and ends with the Final Four April 6-8 in Nashville.
USC (22-12), which won the Pac-12 Conference tournament, is seeded ninth in the Louisville Regional and will play eighth-seeded St. John’s (22-10) on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn.
The Trojans, under first-year Coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, are in the tournament for the first time since 2006.
Northridge is seeded 16th in the Stanford Regional and will play South Carolina on Sunday at Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle.