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Women's NCAA Tournament tips off

The women's NCAA Tournament gets underway Friday with half of the 64-team field playing.

The same question remains for 63 of them: Can they beat UConn?

The Huskies have won 107 consecutive games overall and four straight national championships. UConn won't have to leave the state until potentially the Final Four, making it that much more difficult for the Huskies to be upset. They've already beaten the other three No. 1 seeds in the regular season and knocked off Maryland — the 3-seed in their region.

While UConn doesn't tip off until Saturday morning, top-seeded Notre Dame and South Carolina do play.

Here are a few story lines to look for: