The good news is Karen Aston's 28-4 Texas women's basketball team is a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will face 15th-seeded Alabama State Saturday night at 8 pm CT in Austin.

The bad news?

The Texas women are the No. 2 seed in the Bridgeport Region - the same region where three-time defending national champion UConn is the No. 1 seed.

Hey, one game at a time.

If the seeds play out, Texas would have to take down No. 3 seeded UCLA (24-8) in the Sweet 16 before a potential Elite Eight matchup with the Huskies (32-0).

UConn is seeking the program's 11th national title under head coach Geno Auriemma, and national player of the year Breanna Stewart is seeking an unprecedented fourth straight Final Four MVP honor.

Earlier in the day Monday, the Texas women's program reached an historic milestone with their 500th appearance in the Associated Press poll for women's basketball since the poll began in 1976.

The Longhorns, who are ranked No. 7 this week, join Tennessee and Georgia as the only three programs in NCAA women's basketball history to make 500 all-time appearances in the AP poll, according to women's college basketball historian Mel Greenberg.

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