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Tuesday March 16, 2010Tickets for UF Women's Basketball WNIT First Round Game on Sale

Gainesville, Fla.

Tickets for the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) first-round game that will be hosted by the University of Florida may be purchased at the Gator Ticket Office at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, or by calling 1-800-34-GATOR, ext. 6800 (in Fla. only).


Thursday's game, which will tip-off at 7 p.m., features Florida (14-16) against South Florida (15-15).


Ticket office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. On game day, tickets will be available for sale at the main ticket office until 5 p.m., then at Gate 1 of the O'Connell Center beginning at 6 p.m. until halftime of the game. Tickets also may be purchase online through on the women’s basketball page.


All tickets are general admission seating with a cost of $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and youth ages 12 and under. UF students with a valid ID will be admitted FREE of charge. USF student tickets are $4 with a valid ID.


Florida is in a postseason tournament for the 16th time in the last 18 years, including each of the last three seasons under head coach Amanda Butler, who became the first-ever Gator coach to guide the program to a postseason appearance in each of their first three years.


Florida will be appearing in the WNIT for the fourth time since the event’s inception in 1998. The Gators reached the final in 2000, falling to Wisconsin, 75-74, in the title game. In 2005 Florida dropped a tough first-round contest to USF, 61-56, in Tampa.


The Gators also made an appearance in 1985 in the NWIT, which is no longer contested, reaching the national final.


The Bulls are the defending WNIT champions, defeating Kansas, 75-71, in last year’s title game played in front of 16,113 fans in Lawrence, Kan.


For updated information on the WNIT, please check back frequently to, the official web site of the Florida Gators.



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