Bruin Alumnae Return To Pauley Pavilion For LA Sparks Playoff Game Wednesday

Sept. 22, 2009

The Los Angeles Sparks will host the Phoenix Mercury on Wednesday in Pauley Pavilion for Game One of the WNBA Western Conference Finals. The game will be televised live on ESPN2 at 7 pm. UCLA students will receive free admission by showing ID at the Central Ticket Office on game day.

Both teams are represented by top UCLA women's basketball alumnae in LA Sparks guard Noelle Quinn and Phoenix Mercury General Manager Ann Meyers Drysdale. Quinn, who played at UCLA from 2004-07, is the No. 4 all-time scorer in school history, totaling 1,829 career points. She is the only UCLA basketball player, male or female, to ever total at least 1,700 points, 700 rebounds and 400 assists for a career. Meyers Drysdale, who is considered the pioneer of collegiate women's basketball, was a four-time All-American at UCLA from 1975-78. She is a member of the UCLA, Naismith, FIBA and Women's Basketball Halls of Fame and is one of just two Bruin women to have her jersey number (15) retired. She remains the school record holder in career steals (403) and blocked shots (101).

Sparks season ticket holders who have purchased playoff strips will receive comparable seating to their regular STAPLES Center seats, and all MVP tickets will be available at will call at the Pauley Pavilion box office.

UCLA faculty and staff can show their school-issued ID to purchase tickets for $9.

Tickets for the 2009 Western Conference Finals are on sale now and start at just $11. Seats can be purchased by calling 1-877-WNBA-TIX or by visiting either or The Pauley Pavilion box office will have tickets available for purchase on game day only.

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