March 10, 2009
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CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Festivities leading up to and preceding the NCAA Women's Basketball Championships selection show, held Monday March 16, have been announced by the Western Carolina Athletic Department in conjunction with the Lady Catamount's 2009 Southern Conference Tournament victory.
The Western Carolina's women's basketball team will find out where they will be sent in the NCAA Tournament, at 7 p.m. on ESPN on March 16. Fans can join the team as they await their fate beginning at 6:30 p.m. at a yet to be determined site.
Tickets for the NCAA First and Second rounds of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament will be available at the Western Carolina ticket office, by phone or walk-up, beginning at 9 .m. Tuesday, March 17, for Catamount Club members only. Ticket prices have not been announced yet, and will be made available for the general public beginning Wednesday March 18.
Fans can get all the inside information on the huge Southern Conference Tournament title win from Head Coach Kellie Harper at the final Catamount Coaches Luncheon of the season tomorrow (Wednesday). The luncheon will be held in the Hospitality Room in the Ramsey Center and will feature a buffet-style lunch beginning at 11:45 am and will last until approximately 1:00 pm.
Fans can also give Western Carolina women's basketball an early send-off to the NCAA Tournament at the first Spring Catamount Club's Caravan event Tuesday March 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Harper, the Lady Catamount basketball team, Head Men's Basketball Coach Larry Hunter and Head Football Coach Dennis Wagner will be in attendance. Cost of the event, which includes dinner, is $15 for adults and $10 for children and will be held on the concourse level of the Ramsey Center. The event is open to Catamount Club members and the general public.
Also, check out espn.com Graham Hayes' article on Harper's play calling with 1.8 seconds left in the first overtime of the Southern Conference Tournament finals against College of Charleston. Read the article HERE
"The play" is also mentioned in an article in the NY Times. Read HERE.