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Badgers earn No. 4 seed, draw Wofford in NCAA tournament


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March 14, 2010

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MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin men’s basketball team (23-8) received a No. 4 seed in the East Region and will face 13th-seeded Wofford (27-8) in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament on Friday at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.

The Badgers vs. Terriers game is scheduled to tip-off at approximately 1:50 p.m. (CT) or 30 minutes after the Temple vs. Cornell game which tips at 11:30 a.m. (central). The winner of UW’s first-round game will meet the winner of the game between No. 5 seed Temple and No. 12 seed Cornell on Sunday, March 21

Complete 2010 NCAA Tournament Bracket (PDF)

UW will be making its 12th consecutive appearance in the Big Dance. The Badgers have never been a No. 4 seed for the NCAA tournament.

It will be the second all-time meeting between the Badgers and Terriers, with the teams’ previous matchup coming on Dec. 3, 2007. Wisconsin won that game, 70-43, at the Kohl Center.

Wofford enters the NCAA tournament as the Southern Conference champion after defeating Appalachian State in the SoCon title game last weekend.

The winner of UW’s first-round game will meet the winner of the game between No. 5 seed Temple and No. 12 seed Cornell on Sunday, March 21.


Important News Regarding NCAA Men's Basketball First/Second Round Tournament Tickets:

The Wisconsin Athletic Ticket Office will be accepting requests for first/second round tickets beginning Sunday, March 14 at 7 p.m., and ending Monday, March 15 at 1 p.m. online at www.UWBadgers.com.

For your convenience, requests will also be accepted by phone on Monday, March 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. by calling 1.800.GO BADGERS. Requests will only be accepted from Coach's Club level donors (minimum $1,000 donated in 2009) and above. Donors will be notified as to the status of their request on Monday afternoon.

If tickets remain after the initial offering to donors at the Coach’s Club level and above, tickets will be sold to all donors and season ticket-holders on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 1 p.m., while supplies last.

First round tickets are $72. If Wisconsin advances, second round tickets will also be $72.  Patrons will automatically receive second round tickets if and only if Wisconsin wins its first round game.  

Visit www.UWBadgers.com for more information.

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