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CU To Host Eight In NCAA Tournament

Mar 13, 2006

DENVER - Basketball fans in Colorado will be treated to a feast of hometown connections this weekend when the University of Colorado hosts the first and second rounds of the 2006 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship at the Pepsi Center on Saturday, March 18 and Monday, March 20.

Tickets are already available for purchase to all three sessions.  Fans can call 303-405-1111, stop by the Pepsi Center box office or visit Ticketmaster.

Tickets, which are good for all six games, are $60 for adults between the baselines, or $50 for endcourt seats, while youth, students and seniors pay $30 for between the baselines or $20 for endcourt seats.  For more information please call 303-49-BUFFS.  if available, individual session tickets (two games per session) will be made available Tuesday.

The bracket was announced on Monday evening, and Colorado basketball fans will welcome the following teams to Denver:

No. 2 seed Oklahoma - Sherri Coale's Big 12 Conference regular season and postseason tournament champions with Big 12 freshman of the year Courtney Paris.

No. 15 seed Pepperdine - The Waves will come to Colorado with assistant coach and former CU Kodak All-American Shelley Sheetz on the bench.

No. 7 seed BYU - The Cougars are back for a return engagement after last week's Mountain West Conference Tournament.  Ambrosia Anderson of Doherty High School will return to her home state.

No. 10 seed Iowa - Former All-Colorado prep and Horizon graduate Kristi Smith and the Big Ten Conference's Hawkeyes.

No. 6 seed Florida State - The ACC's fourth place Seminoles come to Denver with former CU great and Cherry Creek High School graduate Jenny Roulier on the bench as a graduate assistant.

No. 11 seed Louisiana Tech - In their record 25th consecutive NCAA Championships appearance the WAC Champion Lady Techsters come to Colorado for the first time since 1995.

No. 3 seed Stanford - Cissy Pierce of Heritage High School and the Pac 10 regular season champion Cardinal.

No. 14 seed Southeast Missouri State - The Ohio Valley Conference Tournament champions make their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

The game times, which are tentative and subject to change, have been set and are as follows:

Saturday, March 18 - Session I 

No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 15 Pepperdine, 11 a.m.

No. 7 Brigham Young vs. No. 10 Iowa, 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 18 - Session II

No. 6 Florida State vs. No. 11 Louisiana Tech, 6 p.m.

No. 3 Stanford vs. No. 14 Southeast Missouri State, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, March 20 - Session III: 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

For more information on the NCAA Women's Basketball tournament, please contact 303-49-BUFFS.