Elissa Cunane(Northern Guilford HS) and #1 Seed N.C. State Wolfpack Women set to host Opening Rounds of of the NCAA Basketball Tournament

Wolfpack Set to Host Opening Rounds of NCAA Tournament as No. 1 Seed in Bridgeport Region

RALEIGH – NC State women’s basketball earned a No. 1 seed for the second season in a row as it prepares for the 27th NCAA Tournament berth in program history.

The Wolfpack is the top-seeded team in the Bridgeport Region and will host the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament in Raleigh, in addition to hosting a First Four game.

NC State will open 2022 tournament action on Saturday, March 19 when it takes on the winner of Thursday’s play-in game between Longwood and Mount St. Mary’s. Saturday’s winner will take on the winner of the game between eighth-seeded Washington State and ninth-seeded Kansas State on Monday, March 21 (time TBD).

Game times and television designations will be announced at a later time.

Thursday, March 17: Longwood vs. Mount St. Mary’s (7 PM on ESPN2)
Saturday, March 19: NC State vs. Longwood/Mount St. Mary’s
Saturday, March 19: Washington State vs. Kansas State
Monday, March 21: Saturday winners

All-session books for the first and second rounds are available now to Wolfpack Club members and season ticket holders. Those fans can secure tickets on their GoPack.com account or by contacting the ticket office.

Tickets for the First Four game between Longwood and Mount St. Mary’s are on sale now. This game is NOT included in all-session books.

Single-session tickets will become available to Wolfpack Club members and season ticket holders tonight. All-session books and single-session tickets will be made available to the general public on Monday, March 14 at 5 p.m.

Students can log in to their GoPack.com account to purchase a ticket for the First Four at the student rate or to put in a request for first and/or second round tickets.

Parking for the general public will be available in the Coliseum Dec. Season ticket holder parking permits are NOT valid for this event. Limited handicap parking will be available in Jeter Bays on game days.

Wolfpack fans are invited to join us before Saturday’s first-round game to pick up a cheer sign and get their picture taken with the ACC trophies at a Pregame Fan Fest. The Fan Fest will start an hour before Saturday’s tip and be hosted under the white tent between the Case Building and the Coliseum Parking Deck. Only 500 signs are available, so make sure to come out early and support the Pack.

NC State has hosted 18 NCAA Tournament games in Raleigh throughout program history. The Wolfpack is 16-2 in those games and has not lost an NCAA Tournament contest in its home city since 1983. The 2021 NCAA Tournament was held entirely in San Antonio, but outside of that, this year marks the Pack’s third time in a row hosting the opening rounds in Raleigh.

The Wolfpack clinched the league’s automatic qualifying spot for the NCAA Tournament after winning the ACC Tournament title for the third straight year. NC State swept the regular-season and tournament crowns for the first time since 1984-85.

This season marks NC State’s sixth NCAA Tournament berth under the leadership of head coach Wes Moore and its fifth in a row dating back to 2017 (the 2020 NCAA Tournament was canceled due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic). It marks the longest such streak for the team since it went to six straight NCAA Tournaments from 1995 through 2001. The Wolfpack has reached three-straight Sweet Sixteens under Moore’s leadership.

NC State enters the 2022 NCAA Tournament with a 29-3 overall record. The Wolfpack’s 29 victories tied a single-season program record as the squad is on the hunt for its first 30+ win campaign in team history.