The same goes for Thomas, Alix and the No. 3 seed Seminoles, who would cross paths with Wilson's Gamecocks in the Sweet 16.
The Huskies (32-0), led by Katie Lou Samuelson (17.9 ppg), haven't lost since Mississippi State broke their 111-game winning streak in last year's Final Four.
This year's Final Four is in Columbus, Ohio, and the semifinals are March 30.
This year's other No. 1 seeds are Notre Dame, Louisville and Mississippi State.
Nevertheless, for the seventh consecutive season head coach Muffet McGraw's Fighting Irish earned a No. 1-seed in the NCAA Tournament on the strength of a 29-3 regular season record, a fifth-straight ACC regular season championship and the No. 1-rated strength of schedule, defeating nine ranked opponents along the way, second most in the country.
Wilson and the Gamecocks face a hard path in front of them as they attempt to defend last year's NCAA title.
UConn, which has been a No. 1 seed every year since 2007, opens up against 16-seed Saint Francis (Pennsylvania) on Saturday morning at home.
Mississippi State is a No. 1 seed for the first time in school history.
Notre Dame enters the tournament as the top seed in the Spokane Region, but when it comes to seniors to focus on, we begin at the bottom portion of the bracket. Two of those losses came to Louisville.
Notre Dame (29-3) gets the top seed in Spokane, but would have to play what amounts to a road game in the regional final if No. 2 seeded OR makes it that far.
OR coach Kelly Graves is very familiar with Spokane, having coached Gonzaga from 2000-1014, leading the Zags to a regional final in 2012. The Bulldogs won their first 32 games this season before losing to SC in the SEC title game. The Cardinals open up against Boise State. The Ducks made one of the great runs past year reaching the Elite Eight for the first time in program history. "Hopefully, some of those UConn fans who got so excited about what we were able to do previous year will stay for the second part of Saturday's doubleheader and root us on". Buffalo, Creighton, Minnesota and Oklahoma got in. Ohio State and Texas A&M are the three and four seeds in that region. Purdue and West Virginia are the top seeds.
Dayton and Buffalo both made the tournament as at-large teams from mid-major conferences.
Oklahoma got in with a 16-14 record - the fewest wins for an at-large team since 2005 - a day after the Oklahoma men got an at-large berth with an 18-13 record and losses in 11 of their final 15 games.