Badgers To Play NCAA 1st Round Game Friday Afternoon in Chicago

The Badgers' NCAA tournament game will be the second of the opening session on Friday. No. 7 UNLV and No. 10 Georgia Tech will square off at 11:25 a.m. CT. UW and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will tip off 30 minutes after the conclusion of that game. On Sunday, the winners of the two games will play at 1:36 p.m.

Wisconsin (29-5, 13-3 Big Ten) is one of nine teams that have been to at least nine straight NCAA tournaments. The others are Arizona, Duke, Florida, Gonzaga, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State and Texas. The Badgers have been to the NCAA tournament in each of Bo Ryan’s six seasons as head coach.

Tickets for the general public are still on sale at the United Center in Chicago. Fans should check for ticket availability.

The University of Wisconsin will only receive 550 tickets for the First and Second round games. The Wisconsin Athletic Ticket Office will accept requests for NCAA tournament tickets from Badger Fund members at the Coaches Club Level and above only.

Requests can be made over the phone at 1-800-GO-BADGERS on Sunday, March 11 from 7-9 p.m. and Monday, March 12 from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Requests can also be made by going to

The Athletic Ticket Office will notify all individuals on the status of their request the evening of Monday, March 12.

This request is only for the First and Second rounds of the tournament. If Wisconsin advances to the Regional round, donors will need to make a separate request on Sunday, March 18 from 7-9 p.m. and Monday, March 19 from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.