Dwayne Hall and Brandi Chastain are among the women playing in the first women’s NBA draft since 1994, and both have been selected in the top 10.
Hall, a 6-foot-10 forward, and Chastini, a 5-foot, 10 forward, were both among the five first-round picks who played in the 2014 FIBA Women’s World Cup in China.
All five players have since played in NBA games.
The 2018 draft is the first in the modern era to feature four women players selected in Rounds 1 and 2, which was a first in league history.
This season, the NCAA has had a combined 23 women’s NCAA basketball tournaments.
The top two seeds in the national championship race advance to the NCAA Final Four.
In 2018, the first woman to win a national championship as a head coach was Virginia’s Mike Krzyzewski, who won the national title with the Tar Heels in 2007.
Krzyzanowski is the only head coach to win the NCAA Tournament as a player.
In the history of the women�s NCAA, only two men have won the title.
Both were head coaches: UConn�s Dana Altman in 1991 and Wisconsin�s Jim Calhoun in 1998.
Altman went 13-1 in his four-year tenure at the helm.
He is the second-youngest head coach in NCAA history, after current Syracuse coach Jamie Dixon.
Calhoun, who is still in his third season as a Division I head coach, is 6-2 in his nine seasons at Wisconsin.
The Badgers were the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament in 2017 and finished with a 41-16 record.
The No. 4 seed in this year�s tournament, Wisconsin, is 5-1.
The second-seeded Badgers are playing in their first NCAA Tournament since 1999.
The Golden Gophers have won four of their past six NCAA Tournament games.
They defeated Florida State 82-68 on Saturday in the second round of the tournament.
The fourth-sealed Minnesota Golden Gopher won the 2016 NCAA Tournament and have never missed a tournament since.
In addition to winning the tournament, the Gophers were a member of the national champion in each of the past three seasons.
The Minnesota women have a national title game appearance in 2021.