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  NCAA First Round  
Blacksburg, Va. - March 21, 2004
Game One: #8 Virginia Tech 89 - #9 Iowa 76
Box Score: Full Box

Game Two: #1 Penn State 79 - #16 Hampton 42
Box Score: Full Box

  NCAA Second Round  
Blacksburg, Va. - March 23, 2004
Game Three: #1 Penn State 61 - #8 Virginia Tech 48
Box Score: Full Box
Tuesday's Second Round Action
Virginia Tech/Penn State Game Recap:
Penn State ends Tech's season, 61-48
The Virginia Tech Hokies' season came to an end on March 23 with a 61-48 loss to No. 1-seed Penn State in the second round of ... [ Full Release ]

Penn State Second Round Post-Game Quotes
Head Coach Rene Portland: "We're thrilled, we're exhausted, Virginia Tech played an absolutely terrific game. The atmosphere was really wonderful. Our team was really pushed to the ... [ Full Release ]

Virginia Tech Second Round Post-Game Quotes
Head Coach Bonnie Henrickson: "Certainly congratulations to Penn Sate, and in particular Jess Strom and Tanisha Wright. Two kids who, when their leading scorer and leader ... [ Full Release ]

Monday Press Conference Quotes
Virginia Tech Quotes: "We're really excited to have the opportunity to play Penn State tomorrow night. It will be important for us to carry over ... [ Full Release ]

Penn State Quotes: "We had a lot of naysayers talk about this team before the season, but this team stuck together. Their motto has been 'It's ... [ Full Release ]

Sunday's First Round Action
Penn State/Hampton Game Recap:
Penn State rolls past Hampton in first round of NCAAs
BLACKSBURG, VA - Penn State showed why it deserved the top seed in the East Region of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament, using terrific defense and ... [ Full Release ]

Hampton First Round Post-Game Quotes
Head Coach Patricia Cage-Bibbs "I am very proud of my ladies. I told them that we are deserving of being here. We lost to a great team ... [ Full Release ]

Penn State Post-Game Quotes
Head Coach Rene Portland "I'm pleased to be in the second round. Games like these are always dangerous for a lot of reasons and I felt in ... [ Full Release ]

Virginia Tech/Iowa Game Recap:
Kublina's 26 points leads Tech past Iowa 89-76
When the Virginia Tech Hokies faced the Iowa Hawkeyes, it was the old case of the irresistible force and the immovable object as Iowa had never ... [ Full Release ]

Virginia Tech First Round Post-Game Notes
The 89 points scored by Virginia Tech was a season-high mark for the Hokies. The previous season high was 85 points versus Pittsburgh on ... [ Full Release ]

Iowa First Round Post-Game Quotes
Head Coach Lisa Bluder "I want to congratulate Virginia Tech. They came out and did a wonderful job against us on offense, defense and execution. (Ieva) Kublina ... [ Full Release ]

Virginia Tech First Round Post-Game Quotes
Head Coach Bonnie Henrickson "Offensively, certainly we were very pleased about how aggressively we came out, for Carrie Mason ... [ Full Release ]

Saturday Press Conference Quotes
Penn State Quotes: "We are certainly pleased to be here. The kids have worked very very hard to put themselves in this position and it all ... [ Full Release ]

Hampton Quotes: "We're very happy to be here, this year more than ever. Early on, this season was a great struggle for us with so ... [ Full Release ]

Virginia Tech Quotes: "We're excited to be one day out now. It's been a long time since the BIG EAST tournament and certainly since ... [ Full Release ]

Iowa Quotes: "We're very happy to be here. Last year we weren't in the tournament, so this makes it even more special to be back ... [ Full Release ]

Shuttle service set up for NCAA basketball games
The Virginia Tech Athletics Department, in coordination with the Blacksburg Transit bus system, has established a shuttle service to run for Sunday's first-round NCAA women's basketball ... [ Full Release ]

Fan advisory for NCAA Women's Tournament
Due to the expected influx of visiting fans for Sunday's women's basketball games at Cassell Coliseum, Virginia Tech fans and visiting fans arriving prior to game ... [ Full Release ]

NCAA Announces Women's Basketball Game Times
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The NCAA and ESPN have announced the game times and broadcast plans for the first round of the Women's NCAA Basketball Tournament. ... [ Full Release ]

Welcome To Blacksburg
For the second straight season, the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee has established pre-determined sites for the 16 first and second round games of the 2004 NCAA Tournament. This is the first year Virginia Tech has been selected to host as one of those pre-determined sites. Check out the complete list of who's hosting. The games at Tech will take place March 21 & 23, 2004.

The Teams

  Penn State Lady Lions  
#1 Seed - (25-5; 15-1 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Rene Portland
Location: State College, Pa.
Bid: Automatic (Big Ten Champion)
vs. Hampton: First Meeting
vs. Virginia Tech: First Meeting
vs. Iowa: 15-11
  Hampton Lady Pirates  
#16 Seed - (17-12; 14-4 MEAC)
Head Coach: Patricia Cage-Bibbs
Location: Hampton, Va.
Bid: Automatic (MEAC Champion)
vs. Penn State: First Meeting
vs. Virginia Tech: 0-3
vs. Iowa: First Meeting
  Virginia Tech Hokies  
#8 Seed - (22-7; 10-6 BIG EAST)
Head Coach: Bonnie Henrickson
Location: Blacksburg, Va.
Bid: At-Large
vs. Iowa: First Meeting
vs. Penn State: First Meeting
vs. Hampton: 3-0
  Iowa Hawkeyes  
#9 Seed - (16-12; 10-6 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Lisa Bluder
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Bid: At-Large
vs. Virginia Tech: First Meeting
vs. Penn State: 11-15
vs. Hampton: First Meeting

Ticket Information
You can purchase tickets on-line at hokietickets.com, the official ticketing site of Virginia Tech Athletics. Adult all-session tickets are $25.50 and youth/student all-session tickets are $10.50. All-session tickets are good for both first-round games on Sunday and the second-round game on Tuesday.

Media Covering The First Two Rounds
All media wishing to cover the first two rounds in Blacksburg, please note the Media Info section on the right side of the page. There you can download a credential application, hotel application and figure out a complete listing of media events when available, plus much more.

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