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Nike And Affiliated Brands Sponsor 47 Of 64 Teams In Women's Basketball Tournament

Nike and its affiliated brands sponsor 47 of the 64 teams in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, the same number as last year's tourney, according to THE DAILY's annual breakdown of the shoe and apparel brands worn in the tourney. Thirteen teams wear adidas shoes, three more than last year. Under Armour sponsors two teams in the tourney, down from five last year. Russell Athletic supplies the jerseys for four schools, up from two last year, while Jordan Brand jerseys are worn by one team. Schools in the chart below are listed by region in their seed order. The first round of the women's tournament begins Saturday (THE DAILY).

1) Connecticut     Nike/Nike     1) Notre Dame     adidas/adidas
2) Duke     Nike/Nike     2) Baylor     adidas/adidas
3) Texas A&M     adidas/adidas     3) Kentucky     Nike/Nike
4) Nebraska     adidas/adidas     4) Purdue     Nike/Nike
5) North Carolina State     adidas/adidas     5) Oklahoma State     Nike/Nike
6) Gonzaga     Nike/Nike     6) Syracuse     Nike/Nike
7) DePaul     Nike/Nike     7) California     Nike/Nike
8) Georgia     Nike/Nike     8) Vanderbilt     Nike/Nike
9) St. Joseph's     Nike/Nike     9) Arizona State     Nike/Nike
10) Oklahoma     Nike/Nike     10) Fordham     Nike/Nike
11) James Madison     Nike/Nike     11) Chattanooga     Nike/Nike
12) BYU     Nike/Nike     12) Florida Gulf Coast     Nike/Nike
13) Fresno State     Nike/Nike     13) Akron     adidas/adidas
14) North Dakota     Universal Athletic/adidas     14) Wright State     Nike/Nike 
15) Winthrop     adidas/adidas     15) Western Kentucky     Nike/Russell
16) Prairie View     Nike/Russell     16) Robert Morris     adidas/adidas 
1) South Carolina     UA/UA     1) Tennessee     adidas/adidas
2) Stanford     Nike/Nike     2) West Virginia     Nike/Nike
3) Penn State     Nike/Nike     3) Louisville     adidas/adidas
4) North Carolina     Jordan/Jordan     4) Maryland     UA/UA
5) Michigan State     Nike/Nike     5) Texas     Nike/Nike
6) Dayton     Nike/Nike     6) Iowa     Nike/Nike
7) Iowa State     Nike/Nike     7) LSU     Nike/Nike
8) Middle Tennessee State     Nike/Nike     8) St. John's     Nike/Nike
9) Oregon State     Nike/Nike      9) USC     Nike/Nike
10) Florida State     Nike/Nike     10) Georgia Tech     Nike/Russell
11) Florida     Nike/Nike     11) Marist     Nike/Nike
12) Hampton     Nike/Russell     12) Penn     Nike/Nike
13) Tennessee-Martin     adidas/adidas     13) Army     Nike/Nike
14) Wichita State     Nike/Nike     14) Idaho     Nike/Nike
15) South Dakota     adidas/adidas     15) Albany     Nike/Nike
16) Cal State-Northridge     Nike/Nike     16) Northwestern State     adiadas/adidas