NCAA First and Second Rounds Officially Sold Out

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The 2024 NCAA First and Second Round sessions, featuring the University of Iowa, Holy Cross/UT Martin, Princeton and West Virginia women’s basketball teams, set for Saturday, March 23 and Monday, March 25 in Carver-Hawkeye Arena are officially sold out. The announcement was made Monday by the UI Athletics Department. Tickets for the first four game featuring Holy Cross vs. UT Martin are available at

No. 1 seed Iowa will take on the winner of 16-seeds Holy Cross and UT-Martin, which will take place in Iowa City on Thursday. The Hawkeyes (29-4; 15-3) will face the winner of the play-in game on Saturday.

Carver-Hawkeye Arena will also host a first-round matchup between eighth-seeded West Virginia and ninth-seeded Princeton on Saturday. The winner of the first-round games will meet on Monday. Game times and TV designation for the Second Round are still to be determined.

The Hawkeyes have earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament three times in school history (1988, 1992 and 2024). Iowa is 2-2 all-time in the NCAA Tournament as a No. 1 seed. Iowa has hosted the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament seven times dating back to 2013.

Iowa City’s first round attendance last year was higher than nine of the 16 sites’ first/second round combined attendance figure. Iowa City also owns four of the top 10 second round, single session attendance numbers in NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship history.

12:30 p.m. (CT): Doors Open to Ticketed Fans
2:00 p.m. (CT): Iowa vs. Holy Cross/UT Martin
4:30 p.m. (CT): West Virginia vs. Princeton

As a reminder, tickets are all digital for the tournament and accessible via the Hawkeyes Sports App. Fans should see tickets in their accounts by end of day on Monday. There is no public sale of tickets for the general public for games except the play-in game in Iowa City. Every ticket sold on SeatGeek (secondary market) is verified and trusted, and all tickets sold are backed by SeatGeek’s Buyer Guarantee. The UI Athletic Ticket Office is anticipating high demand and fraudulent ticket activity for this weekend’s games. Fans should be aware of potential scams and always purchase from a guaranteed source. The UI Athletic Ticket Office will only be able service/support purchases made through The UI Athletic Ticket Office,

WB46: Lot 46
WB40: Lot 40
WB33: Lot 33

Day of game parking is available in Lots 43W, 52, 65, and 75.

Located in the west end of Lot 40, across the street from the south entrance of Carver-Hawkeye Arena. A state-issued ADA parking placard or license plate is required for entry.