Pepperdine to host West Coast Regionals in 2015 NCAA Tournament
By Kayla Ferguson
Pepperdine University is set to host the West Regional of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament to be held at the STAPLES Center for the 2015 season, according to a press release from Pepperdine Athletic Communications. The Waves will host the West Regional twice in three years, as the Waves are already set to host the upcoming 2013 NCAA West Regional on March 28 and 30. The 2015 West Regionals are set to take place March 26 and 28.
“We’ve already been looking forward to hosting in 2013 for a long time, and preparations are going very well,” Pepperdine Director of Athletics Steve Potts said. “We are pleased that the NCAA has entrusted 2015 with us as well. Our ticket sales have shown that Los Angeles loves college basketball, and both 2013 and 2015 will be great events for the city.”
General seating for the 2013 NCAA West Regional, which is the 75th anniversary of March Madness, is already sold out, although premier-level ticket packages and private suites are still available. They can be purchased at the STAPLES Center website.
2013 will be the first time the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament will be held at the STAPLES Center that opened in 1999. It is the 12th time overall that the tournament will be hosted in Southern California.