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How and what to watch for No. 2 UConn vs. No. 3 Indiana in Sweet 16 of 2022 NCAA Women’s Tournament

We break down everything you need to know for Saturday’s Sweet 16 March Madness matchup between the Huskies and Hoosiers.

UConn Huskies guard Paige Bueckers reacts after a play against the UCF Knights in the second half at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

A pair of less-than-stellar performances from the projected winning teams will meet in the regional semifinals of the 2022 NCAA Tournament when the No. 2 UConn Huskies meet the No. 3 Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Once the odds from DraftKings Sportsbook are made available for this game, we’ll add that information below. We’ll also add the game time and TV channel once it’s settled.

Game date: Saturday, March 26
Game time: 2 p.m. ET
TV channel: ESPN2
Location: Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, CT

Odds: UConn -8.5, Total 125.5

No. 2 UConn 27-5 (16-1 Big East)

First Round: Defeated No. 15 Mercer 83-38
Second Round: Defeated No. 7 C. Florida 52-47
Her Hoops Stats ratings: 4 Overall, 8 Offense, 2 Defense
Leading scorer: Christyn Williams, 14.5 ppg
Key stat of tournament: The Huskies shot just 14-48 from the field against C. Florida, missing more than 10 layups.

It was one of the uglier basketball games you’ll see in an NCAA Tournament, but the Huskies survived at home to make their 28th consecutive Sweet 16. Azzi Fudd led all scorers with 16 points, while star point guard Paige Bueckers added nine in 32 minutes of play. Coming off a major injury, Auriemma said that was too much time on the court for his All-American sophomore after the game.

No. 3 Indiana 24-8 (11-5 Big Ten)

First Round: Defeated No. 14 Charlotte 85-51
Second Round: Defeated No. 11 Princeton 56-55
Her Hoops Stats ratings: 16 Overall, 28 Offense, 12 Defense
Leading scorer: Grace Berger, 16.3 ppg
Key stat of tournament: IU survived 17 turnovers to just eight for the Tigers to advance to the regional semifinals.

The Hoosiers got quite a scare in Bloomington, garnering just .918 points per possession against the fifth-best defense in the country in the Princeton Tigers. But it was enough to find a way through to Bridgeport, as Berger led all scorers with 15 points and added seven rebounds. Expect a crowd that won’t be on their side in Connecticut, as there should be a home court advantage for the Huskies.