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What’s happening:

Washington has advanced to the third round of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament. The Dawgs are playing in the Albuquerque, N.M. regional bracket, as the third round of the tournament begins there and it is the final stop before the Final Four in St. Louis. The dates in Albuquerque are Thursday and Saturday (March 24 and 26, respectively).

Washington will play Louisville on Thursday, at 4:10 p.m. Pacific time. If UW wins that game, they would play the winner of Thursday’s West Virginia/Texas Tech game on Saturday afternoon. All games can be seen on Channel 7.

The Albuquerque regional:

Venue: University Arena (a.k.a. The Pit), University of New Mexico. Capacity: 18,000.
When: March 24 and 26
Host: University of New Mexico
Tickets: Sold out. A check of various ticket broker Web sites found tickets available in a range from $114 to $400.
Address: Corner University & Avenida Cesar Chavez, Albuquerque, N.M., 87106
Web site:

Other teams playing in Albuquerque: Louisville, West Virginia, Texas Tech.

More background:

The drama of March Madness
Understanding the Madness
Tourney seedings
Complete team capsules
Men’s and women’s tournament schedules

Other sites on the Web:

Final Four page
Official site of NCAA basketball