After "an unfortunate technical error" by ESPN resulted in the 2019 NCAA women's tournament field being shown on air Monday afternoon, the selection show was moved up two hours and the bracket was revealed shortly after 5 p.m. Eastern.
"We regret the network's mistake and are working with our partners at ESPN to prevent similar errors in future years," the NCAA said in a statement. "We look forward to collaborating with ESPN to bring fans exciting women's basketball tournament coverage throughout the remainder of the championship."
Defending champion Notre Dame was awarded one of the top four seeds, according to the leaked bracket, which ESPN confirmed was accurate. The other No. 1 seeds were given to Louisville, Mississippi State and Baylor.
Tennessee, which was considered a bubble team, made the tournament for the 38th straight year, this time as a No. 11 seed. Tennessee is the only team that has appeared in every edition of the tournament.
Connecticut was given a No. 2 seed, the first time the Huskies were not a No. 1 seed since 2006.
Baylor was given a No. 1 seed for the third time in four seasons. The Bears' only loss this season came at Stanford.
The Final Four will be held next month in Tampa.
Monday’s technical glitch, meanwhile, ruined watch parties across the country, as the brackets unceremoniously appeared online hours before they were expected.
No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 16 Robert Morris
No. 8 Michigan vs. No. 9 Kansas State
No. 5 Gonzaga vs. No. 12 Arkansas-Little Rock
No. 4 Oregon State vs. No. 13 Boise State
No. 6 UCLA vs. No. 11 Tennessee
No. 3 Maryland vs. No. 14 Radford
No. 7 Rutgers vs. No. 10 Buffalo
No. 2 Connecticut vs. No. 15 Towson
No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 16 Abilene Christian
No. 8 California vs. No. 9 North Carolina
No. 5. Florida State vs. No. 12 Bucknell
No. 4 South Carolina vs. No. 13 Belmont
No. 6 Kentucky vs. No. 11 Princeton
No. 3 North Carolina State vs. No. 14 Maine
No. 7 Missouri vs. No. 10 Drake
No. 2 Iowa vs. No. 15 Mercer
No. 1 Notre Dame vs. No. 16 Bethune-Cookman
No. 8 Central Michigan vs. No. 9 Michigan State
No. 5 Marquette vs. No. 12 Rice
No. 4 Texas A&M vs. No. 13 Wright State
No. 6 DePaul vs. No. 11 Missouri State
No. 3 Iowa State vs. No. 14 New Mexico State
No. 7 BYU vs. No. 10 Auburn
No. 2 Stanford vs. No. 15 UC Davis
No. 1 Mississippi State vs. No. 16 Southern
No. 8 South Dakota vs. No. 9 Clemson
No. 5 Arizona State vs. No. 12 Central Florida
No. 4 Miami vs. No. 13 Florida Gulf Coast
No. 6 South Dakota State vs. No. 11 Quinnipiac
No. 3 Syracuse vs. No. 14 Fordham
No. 7 Texas vs. No. 10 Indiana