Badgers Receive a No. 2 Seed

The Wisconsin men’s basketball team received its ninth consecutive invitation to the NCAA tournament, the NCAA selection committee announced today. The Badgers received a No. 2 seed in the East Region, the highest in school history, and will face 15th-seeded Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Friday at the United Center in Chicago. Game times have not been announced.

Wisconsin (29-5, 13-3 Big Ten) is one of nine teams that have been to at least nine straight NCAA tournaments. The others are Arizona, Duke, Florida, Gonzaga, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State and Texas. The Badgers have been to the NCAA tournament in each of Bo Ryan’s six seasons as head coach.

The winner of the UW-Texas A&M Corpus Christi game will play the winner of No. 7 UNLV and No. 10 Georgia Tech on Sunday.

Tickets for the general public are still on sale at the United Center in Chicago. Fans should check for ticket availability.

The University of Wisconsin will only receive 550 tickets for the First and Second round games. The Wisconsin Athletic Ticket Office will accept requests for NCAA tournament tickets from Badger Fund members at the Coaches Club Level and above only.

Requests can be made over the phone at 1-800-GO-BADGERS on Sunday, March 11 from 7-9 p.m. and Monday, March 12 from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Requests can also be made by going to

The Athletic Ticket Office will notify all individuals on the status of their request the evening of Monday, March 12.

This request is only for the First and Second rounds of the tournament. If Wisconsin advances to the Regional round, donors will need to make a separate request on Sunday, March 18 from 7-9 p.m. and Monday, March 19 from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Any student who applied for season tickets and is interested in attending the NCAA tournament (First and Second rounds, Regional and Final Four) if Wisconsin advances, should be at the UW Field House Sunday, March 11. Separate lotteries will be conducted for all NCAA tournament rounds that UW may participate in, including First and Second rounds, Regional and Final Four.

Lottery tickets will be given out at gate C of the UW Field House from 8-9 p.m. Students must bring their valid UW Madison student ID. Each winner of the lottery will be eligible to purchase up to two tickets. A credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover) must be presented by lottery winners. All lottery winners will be required to pick up their tickets at will call of the arena at which the basketball team will be playing.

The following are the student ticket breakdowns for each round.
First and Second rounds - 96 tickets (48 winners)
Regional - 142 tickets (71 winners)
Final Four - 550 tickets (275 winners)

Bryan Boettcher
Athletic Communications Assistant
University of Wisconsin

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