Women's basketball may not have the huge recognition enjoyed by the men's game but buying NCAA Womens Basketball Tickets is a great way to get to know the growing sport. The NCAA Division 1 Women's Basketball tournament has been held each April since 1981-82 and attendance at the games has grown substantially over recent years, especially since the final championship game was moved to the day following the men's championship game, thus capitalising on an existing basketball audience keen to enjoy more sporting action.Each of the colleges that enter the tournament trains their team long and hard to ensure that they are at the peak of fitness for their games. This may be a sport played by college girls but it is still a serious business. The honour of the college, and their personal prestige is at stake. Buying tickets to watch a women's basketball game gets you close to the action, and offers you a chance to soak up the atmosphere as these women compete to see which team comes out on top.
NCAA Women's Basketball: How it all began
Today it is the NCAA which oversees the world of women's basketball, but that only started in 1982. For ten years prior to that there was the AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament which saw the sport begin to flourish for the first time. In 1981 the NCAA added women's basketball as one of the 12 sports in their championship program for the 1981-82 school year. For one year the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women and the NCAA ran dual championship programs before the AIAW dissolved and left women's basketball to the NCAA where anyone with NCAA womens basketball tickets can now enjoy an exciting tournament every year.
NCAA Women's basketball: How does the tournament work?
Each year there are 64 teams that qualify to play in the tournament which takes place each March and April. 32 of these teams will qualify by winning a conference tournament, while the remaining 32 teams will be granted an 'at-large bid' by the NCAA selection committee.
There are four regional tournaments with the teams seeded from one to sixteen. The idea is to create a situation where the regions are as similar to each other as possible. The team seed in position one will play the team seeded at sixteen, the team in the number two position plays number fifteen, and so on throughout the list.The tournament is considered to be the pinnacle of women's basketball, and is a great way to get to know a sport which is building a fanbase and becoming more popular each year. Buy your tickets now and discover the thrill and excitement of a live women's basketball game.