Saturday’s regional semifinal match-ups between second-seeded Kentucky and sixth-seeded Delaware (noon) and top-seeded UConn and fourth-seeded Maryland (2:30 p.m.) are sold out at the 9,000-seat Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, according a high-ranking arena official.
UConn drew 4,563 against Prairie View A&M in the first round and 4,372 in the second round against Kansas State at the venue last year. In 2008, a crowd of 6,556 was on hand for a win over Cornell in the first round and 6,834 for a win over Texas in the second round.
However, the Huskies drew consecutive sellout crowds of 9,091 for the regional semifinals against Georgia and the regional final against Duke in 2006. A sellout of 9,091 was also on hand for the first and second rounds in 2004.
UConn is a combined 7-1 in Bridgeport.