Finalists for John R. Wooden Award include two sophomores from top-ranked UConn

The list of finalists for the John R. Wooden Award has been narrowed to five players, including two sophomores from undefeated and top-ranked Connecticut.

Katie Lou Samuelson, who leads UConn in scoring at 20.7 points per game, and Napheesa Collier, averaging 20.3 points and nine rebounds, have led the Huskies to a 35-0 record this season. UConn, seeking its fifth straight national championship, faces Oregon in the Elite Eight on Monday night and has a 110-game winning streak.

South Carolina's A'ja Wilson, Washington's Kelsey Plum and Ohio State's Kelsey Mitchell round out the finalists.

Additionally, the Wooden's Top 10 All-America Team was named. Joining the five Wooden Award finalists are: Lindsay Allen and Brianna Turner, Notre Dame; Brionna Jones, Maryland; Sydney Wiese, Oregon State; and Gabby Williams, UConn.

Wilson, a junior, is among four Gamecocks who averaged in double figures this season, with 17.9 points per game. South Carolina (30-4) plays Florida State in Monday night's second game to determine the women's Final Four.

Plum, the only senior in the final five this year, broke the Division I career and single-season scoring records previously held by Missouri State's Jackie Stiles and led the nation in scoring (31.7 PPG). The Huskies finished 29-6 and were eliminated from the NCAA tournament by Mississippi State in the regional semifinals.

Mitchell, a junior, led the Buckeyes to a 28-7 record and the Sweet 16, where they lost to Notre Dame. Mitchell averaged 22.6 points for Ohio State.

The Wooden Award was first given to a women's basketball player in the 2003-04 season. The award will be presented April 7 in Los Angeles as part of ESPN's College Basketball Awards show (ESPN2, 8 p.m. ET).