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Duke, Tennessee, Connecticut, North Carolina earn No. 1 seeds

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Duke, Tennessee, Connecticut and North Carolina have been selected as the Number One seeds for the women's NCAA tournament.

The Blue Devils went 29-and-oh in the regular season and then lost to N-C State in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals. Duke will open up against Number 16 Holy Cross on Sunday in Raleigh. With a regional in Greensboro, Duke would stay in North Carolina until the Final Four in Cleveland.

The 64-team tournament begins Saturday.

Duke, ranked atop the AP Poll for the final nine weeks, hopes for better results than the last time the Blue Devils finished first, which was in the 2003-04 final poll. They lost to Minnesota in the regional finals that season.

North Carolina, which won the ACC conference tournament, earned a Number One seed for the third straight season and will open Sunday against Prairie View.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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