SEATTLE—The Huskies' latest dance will begin in Charlotte.
The Pac-10 tournament champion Huskies (23-10) learned Sunday they have earned a seven seed in their third consecutive NCAA tournament and will play tenth seeded Georgia (21-11) in the second round on Friday in Charlotte, N.C.
This is Washington's 16th NCAA tournament appearance, and sixth in Lorenzo Romar's nine seasons as UW's coach.
This will be the first time the Huskies have ever faced Georgia. The Bulldogs are coached by former UW assistant Mark Fox.
Washington is in the East region, where Ohio State is the top seed.
Fans interested in purchasing Huskies tickets for March Madness should read the information at the bottom of this story.
Of course, UW's madness began in Los Angeles. The wild rally past Washington State in Thursday's Pac-10 quarterfinals. The rout of another rival, Oregon, in Friday's semifinals. Then Isaiah Thomas' "cold-blooded" shot that won the title.
Washington earned the Pac-10's automatic berth into the tournament in the most dramatic way imaginable Saturday in Los Angeles. The resilient, third-seeded Dawgs rallied from four points down to top-seeded Arizona with 26 seconds remaining in regulation and sent the game into overtime on a 3-point shot by C.J. Wilcox. Isaiah Thomas then won the game and the conference title with a fade-away 18-footer as time expired in the extra period.
On the flight home, players took turns playfully hugging members of the Husky band and posing for pictures in the aisle of the team's commercial jet on the flight back from winning another Pac-10 tournament championship.
Tickets to all rounds of the tournament will be allocated based on Tyee Club men's basketball rank in the following priority order (with ticket limits):
• Tyee Club Rank 1-300 - 4 ticket maximum
• Tyee Club Rank 300-1800 - 2 ticket maximum• Non-Tyee Club Season Ticket Holders - 2 ticket maximum (ranked by consecutive years of season ticket purchase)
The deadline for requesting NCAA first- and second-round tickets is Monday, March 14th at 4:30pm. Pacific time. Ticket requests are not guaranteed, and ticket confirmations will be sent by email in the evening of March 14th.
If tickets remain available after the priority deadline, they will be opened up for sale to the general public on Tuesday, March 15th at 8:30 am. The general public ticket limit will be four.
The Husky Ticket Office is beginning to accept NCAA ticket requests upon the completion of the NCAA Selection Show today, Sunday March 13th. Ticket requests will also be taken by phone at (206) 543-2200 and in person at the Husky Ticket Office at 3910 Montlake Blvd., NE, Seattle, WA 98195. Hours for phone service are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 14th. Ticket office hours for in-person service are 8:30-5:00.
A credit card is required for NCAA Tournament ticket purchases. If your order is fulfilled, there are no refunds or cancellations. Unfulfilled orders will be issued a full refund.
NCAA tickets must be picked up at the venue will call on game day only. Will-call tickets will only be released to the account holder, unless a different will-call name is provided at the time of the ticket request. Picture identification is required for the release of tickets. Will-call location and operating hours will be provided in the ticket order confirmation email on Monday evening.