NCAA WOMENS TOURNAMENT SOUTH BEND
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NCAA Womens Tournament South Bend Tickets
Event: NCAA Women's Tournament South Bend
First Held: 1994
2019 Winner: Notre Dame
Facility: Purcell Pavilion
NCAA Women’s Tournament South Bend TicketsWhen Notre Dame is awarded a top-16 seed for the NCAA Women’s Tournament, the Fighting Irish will play host to the NCAA Women’s Tournament South Bend. Three other schools will play a pair of first round contests, with the two winners advancing to the second round two days later. Whichever team advances from this round will take part in the NCAA Women’s Tournament Regionals and be amongst the final 16 teams still competing for a national championship. These 16 teams are chosen first from a pool of 64, which turns into 32 teams qualifying through conference tournaments. The Regionals are followed by the Final Four games and the National Championship Final. The stands are expected to be filled by a majority number of Notre Dame fans, while those supporting the other three teams will show up in sizable numbers as well. Get your NCAA Women’s Tournament South Bend tickets today at StubHub.
When will the NCAA Women’s Tournament South Bend take place?If Notre Dame is provided with hosting rights in 2020, the NCAA Women’s Tournament South Bend games will take place on March 20 and 22 or March 21 and 23. The participating teams as well as the host of this event will be announced on the Selection Show on March 16.
When was the NCAA Women’s Tournament South Bend first held?In 1994, when the first two rounds of the NCAA Women’s Tournament were hosted by the higher seed in every single contest, Notre Dame played host to a postseason game for the first time. However, it was Minnesota that was celebrating at the end of that contest as the Golden Gophers prevailed over Notre Dame, 81–76. Minnesota followed that impressive victory up with a trip to Vanderbilt; the Golden Gophers lost to the Commodores in the second round, 98–72.
Who won the 2019 NCAA Women’s Tournament South Bend?Notre Dame had little difficulty in its two games at the 2019 NCAA Women’s Tournament South Bend, defeating Bethune-Cookman by a 92–50 score and knocking off Michigan State, 91–63. The Fighting Irish would end up advancing to the NCAA Women’s Final Four that year. In the other first round game at the 2019 NCAA Women’s Tournament South Bend, Michigan State won a barnburner with Central Michigan, 88–87.
When has Notre Dame hosted NCAA Women’s Tournament South Bend games?Notre Dame played host to NCAA Women’s Tournament South Bend contests in 1994, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2012 and every year between 2015–19. Additionally, UND played host to the NCAA Women’s Tournament Regionals South Bend in 2014.
Where will the NCAA Women’s Tournament South Bend be played?Purcell Pavilion has been the home of Notre Dame’s men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams since opening in 2009. It was the result of an addition and renovation to the Joyce Center, where Notre Dame has been playing home games since 1968. Fans get to enjoy a Daktronics video board when they’re not watching the action on the court.
Has the national champion ever come from the NCAA Women’s Tournament South Bend?Yes. In 2018, those holding NCAA Women’s Tournament South Bend tickets saw that season’s future national champion play twice. Notre Dame started its postseason journey here with a 99–81 win over CSUN and followed it up with a 98–72 defeat of Villanova. Four more wins followed, two at the NCAA Women’s Tournament Regionals Spokane and two at the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Columbus, Ohio. Notre Dame defeated Mississippi State, 61–58, in a dramatic national championship game.
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