K-State Announces Ticket Information for Women's Championships

Fans can purchase tickets for the 2011 NCAA Women's Basketball Championships beginning on Tuesday morning.

March 14, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Following Kansas State’s selection into the 2011 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship field on Monday evening, the Kansas State athletic department announced the ticket information for Wildcat fans to follow the team to Storrs, Conn.

Tickets for K-State’s first round matchup with Purdue will be available Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m., by calling the K-State Ticket Office at 800.221.CATS. Tickets, priced at $22 per session, will be available to women’s basketball season ticket holders and current Ahearn Fund members. First round tickets will include admission to the UConn vs. Hartford contest.  All ticket orders will be distributed at Gampel Pavilion will call beginning at 10:30 a.m., on Sunday.

Should K-State advance to play in the second round, all first round ticket orders will be duplicated for the 7 p.m., game on Tuesday, March 22.

With K-State’s at-large berth into the NCAA Women’s Championship, the Wildcats are one of just two Big 12 schools (Texas A&M) and one of 14 nationally to have both basketball teams in the NCAA Tournament and its football team appear in a bowl game this season.

The Wildcats (21-10, 10-6 Big 12) were chosen as a No. 8 seed in the Philadelphia regional and will be opposed by No. 9 seed Purdue (20-11, 9-7 Big Ten) on Sunday, March 20 at 1:30 p.m. (CT) in Storrs, Conn., at Gampel Pavilion on the University of Connecticut campus. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and on ESPN3.com. The contest will also be broadcast on the K-State Sports Network.

The winner of the Kansas State-Purdue game will play the winner of the No. 1 Connecticut-No. 16 Hartford matchup on Tuesday, March 22. The top four seeds in the Philadelphia regional are: No. 1 and two-time defending national champion Connecticut (32-1), No. 2 Duke (29-3), No. 3 DePaul (27-6) and No. 4 Maryland (23-7).

K-State is 10-11 in its previous 11 NCAA Tournament bids. The Wildcats advanced to the second round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament in Albuquerque, N.M. Kansas State entered the tournament as the No. 5 seed in the Raleigh region. K-State defeated No. 12 seed Drexel in the first round before falling to No. 4 seed Vanderbilt in the second round. 

This is the ninth postseason appearance for the Wildcats in the last 10 years, as K-State has appeared in seven NCAA Tournaments and two postseason WNITs in the last 10 seasons. K-State captured the 2006 WNIT title for the first postseason title in school history and reached the semifinals of the 2007 WNIT. The Wildcats have advanced to the second round in the last six NCAA Tournament appearances, including a Sweet 16 effort during the 2002 NCAA Tournament.