BATON ROUGE -- "March Madness" returns to LSU for the second straight year as the Pete Maravich Assembly Center will serve as a host site for the 2013 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament First and Second Rounds.
Fans can purchase all-session ticket books at a special price of $15 (plus applicable fees) between now and Saturday, Dec. 31. All-session ticket books are now on sale online at www.LSUtix.net as well as in person at the LSU Athletics Ticket Office or by phone at 225-578-2184.
Games will be played at the Maravich Center on Sunday, March 24 (4 p.m., 6:30 p.m.) and Tuesday, March 26 (8:30 p.m.) All games will be televised live on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com.
All-session ticket books purchased after Dec. 31 will be $25 for adults and $15 for youth. All fans regardless of age must have a ticket for admittance.
All-session books will be assigned locations in January. Season ticket holders who order before the Dec. 31 deadline will be assigned first based on their LSU Priority Point ranking, followed by those non-season ticket holders who ordered by the Dec. 31 deadline.
Since the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament was expanded to its current 64-team format, LSU has played host to first-and-second round games seven times. Last year, the Lady Tigers hosted for the first time since 2009, defeating San Diego State in the first round before losing to Penn State in the second round.
LSU also served as a host site for first-and-second round games in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2009. The Lady Tigers are 14-3 all-time in NCAA Tournament games played in Baton Rouge. That record dates back to LSU's first hosting opportunity in 1984. LSU owns a perfect 7-0 record all-time in NCAA Tournament First Round games in the Maravich Center.