Women’s basketball team to face Kentucky in NCAA opening round

It was a media frenzy at the Fricker's Deck at the Nutter Center Monday, March 17, when the women's basketball team learned it would face the University of Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Wright State women’s basketball team will face Kentucky in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 22, at Memorial Coliseum on the UK campus in Lexington.

The game between the Raiders and Wildcats will be televised live at 11 a.m. on ESPN2 with Marc Kestcher on play-by-play and Brooke Weisbrod, who worked Wright State’s Horizon League Championship game Sunday in Green Bay, providing analysis.

Chattanooga and Syracuse will follow at approximately 1:30 p.m. The winning teams will play a second-round game on Monday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. for the right to advance to the Notre Dame Regional.

Wright State (26–8) is the #14 seed in the region. Kentucky, a #3 seed, enters as an at-large selection with a 24–8 mark.

Syracuse is the region’s #6 seed, receiving an at-large bid while posting a 22–9 record. Eleventh seed Chattanooga is 29–3 this season and has won 25 in a row while sweeping the Southern Conference regular season and tournament.

All-session tickets are available at a cost of $36 for adults and $24 for youth (birth through age 18) and senior citizens (age 65 and older). Single session tickets for Saturday’s games or Monday’s game are $22 for adults and $15 for youth/seniors. Single-session tickets also are available for groups of 10 or more at a cost of $8 each. All persons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for admission.

Tickets may be purchased:

  • By calling the UK Athletics ticket office at 800-928-2287 or 859-257-1818
  • In-person at the Joe Craft Center Ticket Office, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • On the Internet at UKathletics.com/tickets

UK’s tournament central website, featuring complete information on tickets, parking, Lexington visitors’ guide and more, is available at ukathletics.com/ncaawbb/.

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