USC-UCLA Women's Game Sells Out
Feb. 5, 2007
The USC women's basketball team has set a new milestone for the program, as all tickets have been sold for the upcoming crosstown rivalry match between the Women of Troy and UCLA. The sell-out is the first such achievement for the Women of Troy, who welcome the Bruins to the Trojans' brand-new Galen Center for an 11 a.m. televised game on Saturday, Feb. 10. USC and UCLA have a long-standing rivalry, and the recent stretch between the Trojans and the Bruins has been heated. The past six games have been decided by no more than four points, and the Women of Troy have claimed the past four wins in the battle.
Saturday's game also has potentially strong postseason implications for both teams, as USC currently sits fourth in the Pac-10, and UCLA is in fifth, just a game behind the Trojans. Both teams were among six Pac-10 squads that reached the NCAA Tournament in 2005-06.
With the sell-out, a crowd nearing 10,000 fans is expected at the Galen Center. Approximately half of these tickets were sold as a part of the A DAY IN TROY promotional program, where fans and families purchase passes to the game as well as a campus tour led by USC student-athletes, a talk and an autograph session.
Last season, USC's home game against UCLA recorded the highest single-game attendance in program history with 8,667 showing up for the clash at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Jan. 21, 2006. A sell-out at the Trojans' new home, the Galen Center, would break the current Pac-10 record for attendance at a conference game, set March 8, 1996 at McArthur Court when 9,738 turned out for game between Oregon and Oregon State.