March 12, 2018
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia women's basketball team (18-13) earned an at-large bid to 2018 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament, as announced Monday night (March 12) by the selection committee. The Cavaliers will be a No. 10 seed and will take on 7-seeded California (21-10) on Friday, March 16 at 5 p.m. at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C.
The winner of the Virginia-Cal game will meet No. 2-seed South Carolina (26-6) or No. 15-seed North Carolina A&T (23-8) in the second round on Sunday, March 18.
"We are so excited to be playing in the NCAA Tournament," said Virginia head coach Joanne Boyle. "We feel so blessed. This team has worked so hard to get to this point. I am just excited for the team to have the opportunity to play in the tournament. They did a good job this year of taking care of business. We set ourselves up with the non-conference schedule and then in the ACC, doing as much work as we could. I feel really positive about where we are and am excited about the opportunity that we have."
This is the Cavaliers' 25th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament, but its first since 2010 and the first under head coach Joanne Boyle. The Cavaliers have an all-time record of 33-24 in the tournament including making three-straight trips to the Final Four from 1990-92.
First and second round NCAA Division I Women's Basketball tickets can be obtained directly from the host site. Single-session tickets for the first and second rounds will go on sale at 10 a.m. Tue., March 13. General admission seating is available for $15 (adult) for the first round (both games) and $12 (adult) for the second round. Booklets for the entire weekend are available for $23 and include a general admission ticket for each round. Purchase ticket booklets by calling 1-800-4SC-FANS, visiting the Colonial Life Arena box office during regular business hours or going online at GamecocksOnline.com. Single-sessions tickets are available at TicketMaster.com.
'Hoos Exit With Heads Held HighWomen's Basketball3/19/18In its first trip to the NCAA tourney since 2010, 10th-seeded Virginia went 1-1 in Columbia, S.C., defeating seventh-seeded Cal and losing to second-seeded South Carolina.'Hoos Look To Take Next Step in NCAA TourneyWomen's Basketball3/18/18A win Sunday night over second-seeded South Carolina would send 10th-seeded Virginia to the NCAA tournament's Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2000.End Comes Too Soon for No. 1 CavaliersMen's Basketball3/17/18In the NCAA tournament's first round, No. 1 seed Virginia lost 74-54 to No. 16 seed UMBC in a South Region game in Charlotte, N.C.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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