UConn women hoops get reality show on HBO

Connecticut's Kia Nurse reacts in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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NEW YORK (AP) The UConn women's basketball team is getting its own reality show.

''UConn Huskies: The March to Madness'' debuts March 1 on HBO with a special hour-long edition, followed by half-hour episodes on each subsequent Wednesday.

The series follows the team as they try and win a fifth consecutive national championship, giving behind-the-scenes access to the team and its Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma.

HBO did a similar show last year, following the Gonzaga men's basketball team over the course of the season.

UConn sits at No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll and has won 82 consecutive games.

The cable network announced the show on Tuesday.