March Madness: CSU Women in NCAA Tourney

NCAA women's basketball officials announced ticket prices and tipoff times for Colorado State's First Round game against Tulane University in the NCAA West Region, hosted by Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif.

Colorado State will face Tulane in the first of two games Saturday. The game begins at 6:15 p.m. PT/7:15 p.m. MT. Second-seeded Stanford faces 15th-seeded Weber State at 9:06 p.m. PT/10:06 p.m. in the second game of the First Round. Winners meet Monday night.

The game can be heard live on KIIX Radio, 1410 KHz in Fort Collins. Television coverage is pending.

Reserved two-day all-sessions tickets are $28, and can be ordered Monday and through Tuesday by calling Colorado State's athletic ticket office (970-491-RAMS or toll free, 1-800-491-RAMS). Beginning Wednesday, ticket orders must be placed through Stanford's athletic ticket office, 1-800-STANFORD.

ORIGINAL STORY.............
After another great regular season, capped off by a Mountain West Conference regular-season title, the 24-6 CSU Rams Women's basketball team was rewarded with a berth in the 2002 NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in five years.

As the West Region's #7 seed, the Rams will travel to Palo Alto, California to face 10th seeded Tulane. The other teams in the region are the second-seeded Stanford Cardinal and the Weber State, the 15th seed.

Last season, the Rams had to travel to Storrs, Connecticut to face powerhouse UConn in an East regional. The task won't be much easier this time, as they would face a powerful Cardinal team at home if they get past the 23-10 Green Wave.

Stanford, 30-2 and the PAC-10 regular season champion, will host the first and second round games. Stanford faces Weber State, 22-8 and Big Sky tournament champs, in the other first round game. Winners of the first round games meet two days later in second round action.

Colorado State has never lost a NCAA first round game, defeating the University of Maryland last season before losing to UConn in Storrs. UConn eventually qualified for the Final Four.

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