TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State University was selected as one of 16 host sites for this weekend’s First and Second Rounds of the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship, the NCAA announced on Monday.
The Sun Devils (25-6, 16-2 Pac-12), regular-season co-champions of the Pac-12, earned a No. 2 seed in the Sioux Falls Region and will open up NCAA Tournament play against the No. 15 seed, New Mexico State (26-4, 13-1 WAC), on Friday at 4:30 p.m. PT at Wells Fargo Arena. The Sun Devils' two-seed is the highest in school history.
Also coming to Tempe for the opening weekend of NCAA competition will be the No. 7 seed, Tennessee (19-13, 8-8 SEC), and the No. 10 seed, Green Bay (28-4, 16-2 Horizon). The game between the Volunteers and the Phoenix will precede ASU’s game at 2 p.m. PT on Friday.
The winners from Friday’s games will meet for a berth in the Sweet 16 on Sunday (time TBD) at Wells Fargo Arena.
Arizona State will be making its 14th all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament, its 11th under 2016 Pac-12 Coach of the Year Charli Turner Thorne. The Sun Devils have won at least one NCAA Tournament game in eight of their last nine tournament appearances (2002, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ’14, ‘15), most recently last season when they advanced to the Sweet 16.
Seating for All-Session Passes will be assigned for season ticket holders until Tuesday, Mar. 15 at 2 p.m. All Session Passes will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, Mar. 15 at 3 p.m. and Single-Session Passes will go on sale on Wednesday, Mar. 16 at 9 a.m.
Courtesy of ASU Student Government and head coach Charli Turner Thorne, 400 student tickets will be available free of charge at each session. These tickets will be distributed with the display of an ASU student ID at the south entrance to Wells Fargo Arena based on availability.
All tickets will be reserved seating at the prices shown below. Due to NCAA seating obligations, season ticket holders may not be able to get their same seats as the regular season. All persons regardless of age will need a ticket for admittance. Fans are encouraged to use the Print-at-Home option to receive their tickets. Fans also have the option to select to pick up their tickets via will-call. Mailing tickets will not be an option due to the quick turnaround.
Contact the Sun Devil Ticket Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-727-0000 for more information.
All Session Passes
Senior (60 years & older): $20
Junior (12 years & younger): $20
Groups (15 or more): $15
Single Session Passes
Senior (60 years & older): $15
Junior (12 years & younger): $15
Groups (15 or more): $10
Student (participating school): $5