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LADY MONARCHS PLAY SUNDAY IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT

The Old Dominion Lady Monarchs are the #10 seed in the Cleveland Region and will face #7 seed George Washington at the Ted Constant Convocation Center Sunday, March 19 at 2 p.m. in the first round of the 2006 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. The game will broadcast live on ESPN2.

The winning team will advance to face the winner of the Tennessee/Army game in the second round on Tuesday, March 21. Tennessee (28-4) is the Cleveland Region's #2 seed and Army is seeded #15 with 20-10 record. The Lady Vols and the Black Knights will tip at noon on Sunday and the game will be aired on ESPN.

ODU (22-8) edged the James Madison Dukes 58-54 Saturday afternoon in a thrilling title game to capture their record 15th-consecutive Colonial Athletic Association championship. ODU has yet to lose a tournament game since joining the CAA back in 1991-92. George Washington (22-8), which won the Atlantic-10 regular season title, received an at-large bid from the NCAA after falling to third-seeded Temple, 59-54, on March 6.

The Lady Monarchs will be making their 15th straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament and 23rd overall.

Also squaring off in first round action will be #1 seeded Duke (26-3) and #16 seeded Southern (20-10) at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 with #8 seeded Southern California (18-11) versus #9 seeded South Florida (18-11) followed approximately 30 minutes later also on ESPN2. Those teams are vying for a spot to the "Sweet 16" in the Bridgeport Regional.

Tickets for the NCAA Tournament are currently available. Tournament books, which include all three sessions, are $45 for adults for all games ($30 for youth 17 and under). Single session tickets $20 for adults ($15 for youths 17 and under). All can be purchased at the Constant Center box office or by calling 1-888-411-4TED or logging online at www.constantcenter.com.

This article was posted on: March 14, 2006

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