WACO, Texas - Baylor's women's basketball team, defending NCAA champion, earned its third-straight No. 1 seed and second consecutive overall No. 1 seed and will play 16th-seeded Prairie View A&M (17-14) on Sunday, March 24, at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas, the NCAA announced Monday night. Joining Baylor and Prairie View A&M in first-round action in Waco are eighth-seeded Florida State (22-9) and Princeton (22-6), a No. 9 seed.
The Florida State/Princeton game will tip at 4:00 p.m. (CT), while the Baylor/Prairie View contest will begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game. Both games will be televised on ESPN2.
Baylor is 32-1 on the season and ranked No. 1 in the final AP Poll. The Lady Bears will be appearing in the NCAA Tournament for the 10th straight year and 12th time in the last 13 years, while Prairie View A&M will be making its fifth NCAA Tournament appearance and third straight under third-year head coach Toyelle Wilson. The Panthers won the SWAC Tournament and earned the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.
Florida State and Princeton are making their 12th and fourth NCAA Tournament appearance, respectively. Florida State is an at-large selection from the Atlantic Coast Conference while Princeton received an automatic bid after winning the Ivy League Tournament. .
Baylor is 28-9 all-time in NCAA Tournament play, all coming under head coach Kim Mulkey. Baylor has won its first-round game in each of the last 10 NCAA trips.
First-round winners will face off in second round action on Tuesday, March 26 at 8:30 p.m. (CT), and the winner of that game will advance to the Oklahoma City Regional to play either Louisville, Middle Tennessee, Purdue or Liberty on Sunday, March 31.
The 2013 Women's Final Four will be played April 7 and 9 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, La.
All-session tickets are $45 for adult reserved seats and $30 for youth; which includes a ticket for both sessions, a total of three games. Single session tickets will go on sale on Wednesday. Every person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the facility.
For more information, please contact the Baylor Ticket Office at 254-710-1000 or ordered online at BaylorBears.com or purchased at the Baylor Athletic Ticket office at the Ferrell Center.
NCAA Tournament Appearances
2001 - 0-1, lost to Arkansas, first round (Durham, N.C.)
2002 - 1-1, lost to Drake, second round (Waco, Texas)
2004 - 2-1, lost to Tennessee, Sweet 16 (Norman, Okla.)
2005 - 6-0, NCAA Champion (Indianapolis)
2006 - 2-1, lost to Maryland (NCAA champion), Sweet 16 (Albuquerque, N.M.)
2007 - 1-1, lost to North Carolina State, second round (Raleigh, N.C.)
2008 - 1-1, lost to Pittsburgh, second round (Albuquerque, N.M.)
2009 - 2-1, lost to Louisville (NCAA runner-up), Sweet 16 (Raleigh, N.C.)
2010 - 4-1, lost to UConn (NCAA champion), Final Four Semifinals
2011 - 3-1, lost to Texas A&M (NCAA champion), Elite Eight 2012 - 6-0, NCAA Champion (Denver)
NCAA Tournament Seeds - Sites
2001 - No. 8 - Durham, N.C.
2002 - No. 2 - Waco, Texas
2004 - No. 4 - Albuquerque, N.M.; Norman, Okla.
2005 - No. 2 - Seattle, Wash.; Tempe, Ariz.; Indianapolis
2006 - No. 3 - Tucson, Ariz., Albuquerque, N.M.
2007 - No. 5 - Raleigh, N.C.
2008 - No. 3 - Albuquerque, N.M.
2009 - No. 3 - Lubbock, Texas; Raleigh, N.C.
2010 - No. 4 - Berkeley, Calif.; Memphis, Tenn.; San Antonio
2011 - No. 1 - Waco, Texas, Dallas
2012 - No. 1 - Bowling Green, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; Denver
2013 - No. 1 - Waco, Texas; Oklahoma City
NCAA Tournament By Seed
No. 1 - three times (2011, `12, `13)
No. 2 - twice (2002, `05)
No. 3 - three times (2006, `08, `09)
No. 4 - twice (2004, 2010)
No. 5 - once (2007)
No. 8 - once (2001)