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About 1,000 tickets have been sold for Lubbock's NCAA tourney games

United Spirit Arena will host two games on March 23 and one on March 25

Posted: February 19, 2013 - 5:02pm  |  Updated: February 20, 2013 - 1:38am
Zach Long
Texas Tech's Kelsi Baker scores against Texas' Imani McGee-Stafford during their game on Sunday in Lubbock.   Zach Long
Zach Long
Zach Long Texas Tech's Kelsi Baker scores against Texas' Imani McGee-Stafford during their game on Sunday in Lubbock.
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The United Spirt Arena is hosting first- and second-round games in the Women’s NCAA basketball tournament this March, and about 1,000 tickets already have been sold, according to Texas Tech.

Lubbock will host two first round games (3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.) on March 23 and one second round game (8:30 p.m.) on March on 25 in United Spirit Arena.

If Tech’s women’s basketball team is selected, it will likely play in Lubbock.

Patrick Graham, associate director of ticket operations for Tech, said there has been an increase in sales the past two weeks with the Lady Raiders’ recent run of success.

The Lady Raiders are 19-7, 9-5 in Big 12, and positioned as the No. 3 seed in the Big 12 tourney. Final seedings will be determined March 5, the final day of the regular season.

Tickets are $25 each for adults and $15 for 18 and under. Tickets for all three games are included in the price.

Pairings for the NCAA Tournament will be announced on the evening of March 18.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 742-TECH, visiting www.texastech.com or visiting the box office on the west side of Jones AT&T Stadium.

Also, tickets for the Big 12 Conference Tournament (March 8 to March 11) remain on sale, and can be purchased through links at www.big12sports.com or www.americanairlinescenter.com.

The women’s tournament will be March 8-11 in American Airlines Center in Dallas. Tickets start at $75 and are for all games of the tournament.

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uhm.

Why is this news? That's absolutely horrendous.

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Nice to know....

I appreciate the information in the article. Thanks AJ.

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Nice to know....

I appreciate the information in the article. Thanks AJ.

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Being the fourth best team in the conference

(swept by Baylor, ISU, and Oklahoma; yes I know, wait for it) should be good enough to play at home. Two possible tourney wins would be two more than she's produced so far, and a step in the right direction. If we're lucky enough to face two small teams, it could happen. If we see a McFarland type post, it'll be another one-and-done. Here's hoping Krusty can get RR2007 on the selection committee.

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Remember when...

...if you didn't have season tickets you would not even be able to get a seat in the bottom bowl when Tech hosted the first and second round tourney, year after year? 13,000k+ was always in the building for the NCAA tourney. NCAA loved Lubbock as well it should. The prices for the tickets were higher than other NCAA first and second rounds...and above all, it was a huge $$$ money maker for NCAA's womens basketball. On TV to showcase a sold out to near sell out crowds to promote women's basketball around the country.

It is just sad how the fans have ran from this program. 1,000 tickets at this late date is bad. But can you blame the community? No. The product on the court the last seven years hasn't been very good plus a coach's attitude to who pays her salary, the fans, hasn't helped.

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