BATON ROUGE – The LSU women’s basketball team secured an at-large bid with a No. 7 seed, and the Lady Tigers will play host to No. 10 seed Georgia Tech during Sunday’s NCAA Tournament First Round. Tip time is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at the Maravich Center, and the game will carried live on ESPN2.
No. 2 seed West Virginia and No. 15 seed Albany will meet at approximately 2 p.m. Sunday. The two winners will square off in the NCAA Second Round at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
All three games of the NCAA Tournament First and Second Rounds from the Maravich Center will be televised by ESPN, ESPN2 and http://www.watchespn.com/.
The Lady Tigers (19-12) earned their third consecutive NCAA Tournament bid under head coach Nikki Caldwell and the program’s 15th appearance in the last 16 seasons since 1999. Overall, LSU picked up its 23rd NCAA Tournament selection which is tied for 10th most among the 2014 NCAA Field of 64.
“I’m very proud of our team for doing what they had to do so it counted in March,” Caldwell said. “With Georgia Tech playing in the ACC, they’re a very seasoned team. I know they’re going to be competitive. They are a defensive-minded team with a balanced attack, and so are we. It’s just going to be about who is going to come out and capitalize on their game plan.”
Sunday’s contest marks the Lady Tigers first meeting with Georgia Tech (20-11) on the hardwood. LSU is one of eight SEC teams, while the Yellow Jackets are one of eight ACC squads which are tied for the most among the 2014 NCAA Tournament field.
All-session ticket books, single-session ticket and group tickets are on-sale at http://www.lsutix.net/. Fans also have the opportunity to purchase tickets at the LSU Athletic Ticket Office located on the first floor of the LSU Athletic/Administration Building or by phone at (225) 578-2184.
All-session ticket books are $27 for adults and $17 for youth which includes admission to all three games of the NCAA First and Second Round hosted by the Maravich Center. Single-session tickets can be purchased at $16 for adults and $11 for youth. The single-session ticket allows admission into both first round games or the second round game only.
Groups of 10 or more can buy tickets for only $5 apiece, while LSU students will be admitted free to every Lady Tigers game with a valid LSU ID.
The winner of the Baton Rouge site will advance to the regional semifinal in Louisville, Ky., and face the winner of the Iowa City, Iowa, site which features No. 3 seed Louisville, No. 6 seed Iowa, No. 11 seed Marist and No. 14 seed Idaho. The 2014 NCAA Final Four will be played at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
For all of the latest news and information on Lady Tiger basketball, visit www.lsusports.net/womensbasketball. Fans can also follow the program on its social media outlets at www.Facebook.com/lsuwbkb along with @lsuwbkb and @NikkiCaldwell on Twitter.
at Storrs, Conn.
1 Connecticut vs. 16 Prairie View A&M, Sun., 7 p.m. ESPN
8 Georgia vs. 9 Saint Joseph's, Sun., 4:30 p.m. ESPN
at Los Angeles, Calif.
5 NC State vs. 12 BYU, Sat., 5:30 p.m. ESPN2
4 Nebraska vs. 13 Fresno State, Sat., 3 p.m. ESPN2
at College Station, Texas
6 Gonzaga vs. 11 James Madison, 4:30 p.m. ESPN
3 Texas A&M vs. 14 North Dakota, 7 p.m. ESPN2
at Durham, N.C.
7 DePaul vs. 10 Oklahoma, Sat., 12:30 p.m. ESPN2
2 Duke vs. 15 Winthrop, Sat., 10 a.m. ESPN2
at Knoxville, Tenn.
1 Tennessee vs. 16 Northwestern State, Sat., 3 p.m. ESPN2
8 St. John's vs. 9 USC, Sat., 5:30 p.m. ESPN2
at College Park, Md.
5 Texas vs. 12 Penn, Sun., 2 p.m. ESPN
4 Maryland vs. 13 Army, Sun., 11:30 a.m. ESPN2
at Iowa City, Iowa
3 Louisville vs. 14 Idaho, Sun., 4:30 p.m. ESPN
6 Iowa vs. 11 Marist, Sun., 7 p.m. ESPN2
at Baton Rouge, La.
7 LSU vs. 10 Georgia Tech, Sun. 11:30 a.m. ESPN2
2 West Virginia vs. 15 Albany, Sun., 2 p.m. ESPN
Palo Alto Region
at Seattle, Wash.
1 South Carolina vs. 16 Cal State Northridge, Sun., 4:30 p.m. ESPN
8 Middle Tennessee vs. 9 Oregon State, Sun., 7 p.m. ESPN2
at Chapel Hill, N.C.
5 Michigan St. vs. 12 Hampton, Sun., 11:30 a.m. ESPN2
4 North Carolina vs. 13 Tennessee-Martin, Sun., 2 p.m. ESPN
at University Park, Pa.
6 Dayton vs. 11 Florida, Sun., 2 p.m. ESPN
3 Penn State vs. 14 Wichita State, Sun., 11:30 a.m. ESPN2
at Ames, Iowa
7 Iowa State vs. 10 Florida State, Sat., 3 p.m. ESPN2
2 Stanford vs. 15 South Dakota, Sat., 5:30 p.m. ESPN2
South Bend Region
at Toledo, Ohio
1 Notre Dame vs. 16 Robert Morris, Sat., 12:30 p.m. ESPN
8 Vanderbilt vs. 9 Arizona State, Sat., 10 a.m. ESPN2
at West Lafayette, Ind.
5 Oklahoma State vs. 12 Florida Gulf Coast, Sat., 10 a.m. ESPN2
4 Purdue vs. 13 Akron, Sat., 12:30 p.m. ESPN2
at Lexington, Ky.
3 Kentucky vs. 14 Wright State, Sat., 10 a.m. ESPN2
6 Syracuse vs. 11 Chattanooga, Sat., 12:30 p.m. ESPN2
at Waco, Texas
7 California vs. 10 Fordham, Sat., 3 p.m. ESPN2
2 Baylor vs. 15 Western Kentucky, Sat., 5:30 p.m. ESPN2