Oklahoma City to Host Regional Play March 27
24 Mar, 2015
The 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Oklahoma City Regional field was announced Monday night along with the rest of the NCAA tournament bracket, with the nation’s number two-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish earning the No. 1-seed in the region.
Joining Notre Dame in the Oklahoma City portion of the bracket are Baylor, Iowa, Stanford, Oklahoma, Washington, Northwestern, Minnesota, DePaul, Arkansas, Miami (Fla), Quinnipiac, Cal-State Northridge, American, Northwestern State and Montana, seeded 2-16 respectively.
Five teams in the region are ranked in the latest A.P. poll, including No. 2 Notre Dame, No. 5 Baylor, No. 14 Stanford, No. 18 Iowa and No. 22 Northwestern.
“We are excited to host such a competitive and diverse group in our region,” Oklahoma City All Sports Executive Director Tim Brassfield said. “Having two of the top five teams in country with Notre Dame and Baylor makes for a strong region, as well the (Oklahoma) Sooners also have a chance to play their way to Oklahoma City for a shot at the Final Four. OKC will be the showcase location in 2015.”
Each team must win two games to advance to the Oklahoma City Regional, held March 27 and 29 at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Four teams will advance to the regional semifinals, set for 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday, March 27, with the winners squaring off in the regional final at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29. The regional semifinal games will be televised live on ESPN2 with the regional final airing live on ESPN.
The region’s initial action gets underway with the first and second rounds – beginning in Iowa City, Iowa, on March 20 and 22 and followed March 21 and 23 with games in Waco, Texas; Southbend, Ind.; and Palo Alto, Calif.
All-session tickets to the Oklahoma City Regional are available at okcallsports.org or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. Fans can also purchase tickets at the Chesapeake Energy Arena box office, open daily at 10 a.m. All-session side-court tickets are available for $51 with end-court tickets available for $33. Single-session are also available and priced at $33 and $22, respectively.
The 2015 tournament marks the fourth time Oklahoma City has hosted an NCAA women’s basketball championship regional, as the city also served as a host in 2008, 2009 and 2013. The Oklahoma City Regional will be co-hosted by Oklahoma City All Sports Association and the University of Oklahoma.
For more information on the 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Oklahoma City Regional, visit okcallsports.org or ncaa.com.
The Oklahoma City All Sports Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, which is proud to serve as the sports commission for Oklahoma City. It is one of the oldest sports commissions in the country, contributing more than 50 years of great service to the city. The Oklahoma City All Sports Association exists to SECURE, CREATE, PROMOTE, EXECUTE and HOST quality, family-oriented amateur sporting events in the state of Oklahoma.