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Women’s College Basketball: NCAA first and second round sessions sold out in Iowa City

IOWA CITY – The 2023 NCAA First and Second Round sessions, featuring the University of Iowa, Southeastern Louisiana, Florida State and Georgia women’s basketball teams, set for Friday, March 17 and Sunday, March 19 in Carver-Hawkeye Arena is sold out. The announcement was made Friday by the UI Athletics Department. TV designation has not yet been announced.

No. 2 Iowa (26-6, 15-3) and No. 15 SE Louisiana (21-9, 14-4) square off in Carver’s second consecutive women’s basketball sell out this season and the seventh women’s basketball sellout in Iowa history (1985, 1988, 2022, 2023). The Second Round game will denote the third straight of the season and eighth sellout in Iowa women’s basketball history.

Last season, Iowa was bounced from the women’s NCAA Tournament by upstart Creighton, inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The No. 2 seed Iowa Hawkeyes fell to the No. 10 seed Creighton Bluejays, 64-62.

Due to the removal of floor seating to accommodate the NCAA layout, capacity of Carver-Hawkeye Arena for this event is officially 14,382.

Doors will open 60 minutes prior to the Georgia/Florida State game. Parking is free for all fans. For the latest information, visit Game times for the Second Round are still to be determined.

Game times for the First Round of the 2023 Women’s Basketball NCAA Tournament were released on Monday morning.

7-Seed Florida State will play 10-Seed Georgia at 12:30 p.m. (CT) inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. 2-Seed Iowa will host 15-Seed Southeastern Louisiana at approximately 3 p.m. (CT).

Dave O’Brien and Christy Winters Scott will have the call for all three games in Iowa City. TV designation is still to be determined.


11 a.m. (CT) – Parking Lots Open

11:30 a.m. – Doors Open

12:30 p.m. – No. 7 Florida State vs. No. 10 Georgia

3 p.m. – No. 2 Iowa vs. No. 15 SE Louisiana



The UI Athletic Ticket Office is anticipating high demand and fraudulent ticket activity for this weekend’s games. Fans should be aware of potential scams and always purchase from a guaranteed source.


The UI Athletic Ticket Office will only be able service/support purchases made through The UI Athletic Ticket Office,

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