HARTFORD, Conn. — Full-session tickets for the 2012 BIG EAST Women’s Basketball Championship Presented by American Eagle Outfitters are on sale now. The Championship, returning to Hartford, Conn. for the ninth-straight year, will be played at the XL Center March 2-6, 2012.
All 16 BIG EAST teams are invited to battle for the conference’s automatic NCAA tournament bid. Package tickets to all 15 games of the championship will remain priced at $99.00 each, discounted by nearly one half of the face value.
The City of Hartford has embraced the annual event, resulting in unparalleled success for the Conference, leading all leagues nationally in average attendance. The City of Hartford has embraced the annual event, resulting in unparalleled success for the Conference, leading all leagues nationally in average attendance. The Greater Hartford Convention & Visitors Bureau and its members are hard at work to offer fans special rates and discounts on hotels, restaurants and complimentary shuttle services to tourist attractions. For more information please visit www.bigeast.org.
The 2011 BIG EAST Championship brought plenty of excitement to the XL Center. The final game featured a match-up that was a preview of an NCAA semifinal. Top-ranked Connecticut held off No. 3 seed Notre Dame to win the 2011 crown. It was Connecticut’s 16th title, including six of the last seven. It was Notre Dame’s fifth trip to the championship game. Both teams advanced to the 2011 NCAA Final Four, playing each other before Notre Dame defeated the Huskies and advanced to the title game.
The BIG EAST is the largest and most diverse Division I conference in the country. It was formed in 1979 and represents the athletic interests of 16 member institutions including the University of Cincinnati, University of Connecticut, DePaul University, Georgetown University, University of Louisville, Marquette University, University of Notre Dame, University of Pittsburgh, Providence College, Rutgers University, St. John’s University, Seton Hall University, University of South Florida, Syracuse University, Villanova University and West Virginia University. The BIG EAST Conference has captured 32 national championships in six different sports and is a founding member of the Bowl Championship Series. For more information on the Conference and its membership, please visit www.bigeast.org.