Men's Basketball To Open NCAA Tournament Against Louisville
March 11, 2007
Stanford, Calif. - The NCAA released the selections for the 2007 NCAA Division I Men's Championship Tournament on Sunday, March 11. Florida A&M will be playing Niagara on March 13 for the right to be the 64th team in the tournament.
The Stanford men's basketball team (18-12), an 11-seed, will take on Louisville (23-9), a six seed, on Thursday, March 15, in the first round, in Lexington, Ky. as part of the South Region. The winner of Thursday's game will play the winner of the Texas A&M-Penn game on Saturday, March, 17.
'We're looking forward to playing a very good Louisville team,' said head men's basketball coach Trent Johnson. 'It's a great challenge for us. They are well coached and play in a good conference. Coach Pitino is one of the top five in this business right now and I'm sure we'll see a team that's ready to play.'
Stanford is making its 15th overall appearance in the NCAA tournament. Its last appearance came in 2004-05. Stanford and Louisville have met only once before with Louisville holding the 1-0 advantage. The two teams met in the Maui Invitational in 2004-05 (Lousiville 82-67 over Stanford).
The order of the games and tipoff times for Thursday's games will be announced on Monday. Game times for Saturday will be decided late Thursday night.
Remaining tickets for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament to be held Thursday and Saturday in Rupp Arena are selling quickly.
As of Sunday at 7 p.m. ET, approximately 5,400 tickets, covering all six games in Lexington, were still available at a cost of $162 each. On Sunday night, tickets may be ordered only through the Internet at ukathletics.com or ticketmaster.com.
If any tickets remain on Monday morning, they may be purchased at ukathletics.com, ticketmaster.com, or by calling the University of Kentucky Ticket Office (800-928-2287), or by calling Rupp Arena (859-233-3535).