By: Andrew Gavin (@GBGavin)
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com)
- For the second-straight season, the Green Bay women's basketball team will
return to a site it has played in recent years and open the NCAA Tournament as
a road team. No. 20/20 Green Bay (29-2), the Horizon League regular season and tournament
champion, received the No. 11 seed in the Spokane Region and will play at No. 6
seed LSU (20-11) in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. CT.
Green Bay, winners of 24-straight games, will be making
its fifth-straight NCAA Tournament appearance and its eighth appearance in 10
seasons overall under head coach Kevin
Borseth. The program will be making its 14th all-time appearance in the
The Phoenix also opened the 2009 NCAA Tournament at LSU, falling
to the Tigers 69-59 on March 22, 2009. In that contest, Green Bay was also seeded
No. 11 and LSU was seeded sixth. The two teams also played in the second round
of the 2003 NCAA Tournament, with the Lady Tigers winning 80-69.
Sunday's contest will be played at the Maravich Center in
Baton Rouge and the winner will advance to Tuesday's second round to face the
winner of the No. 3 Penn State-No. 14 Cal Poly opening round game. LSU went
10-6 in the Southeastern Conference and has won seven of its last eight games.
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For tickets and other information on the First and Second
Round games at the Maravich Center, please visit LSUSports.net.
Single-session and all-session ticket packages are available. All-session
packages can be purchased for $25 for Adults and $15 for Youth. Single-session
tickets are being sold for a variety of prices depending on location.
In 2012, Green Bay returned to Ames, Iowa for the second
time in three seasons and defeated
No. 10 seed and host Iowa State 71-57 in the first round before falling to No.
12/11 Kentucky 65-62.
Green Bay boasts four double-digit scorers, including
All-Horizon League senior and tournament MVP Adrian Ritchie (De Pere,
Wis.). Ritchie and the Phoenix senior class has won at least one NCAA
Tournament game in each of the past three seasons and sport a 4-3 overall record
in the Big Dance.
The Lady Tigers are led by 6-foot-5 junior Theresa Plaisance, who leads four players in double figures at 17.4 points
per game. Plaisance was a First-Team All-SEC selection and teammate Adrienne
Webb was a Second-Team All-SEC honoree.
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