Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

February 4, 2014

Tickets on sale for first Mountain East hoops tourney

Wire, staff reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BRIDGEPORT — All-session reserved and general admission tickets for the first Mountain East Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship Tournaments will go on sale starting today at 10 a.m. through TicketMaster. com or at the Charleston Civic Center box office.

The Civic Center will host both tournaments from March 6-9, featuring 14 games.

All-session tournament reserved tickets cost $40, while all-session general admission tickets cost $30.

Single-session tickets go on sale starting March 5. The cost is $12 for reserved seats, $9 for general admission, $5 for college students with a valid ID and $4 for a youth (ages 12-18) ticket. Children under 12 are free with a paying adult.

All 12 men’s and women’s teams qualify for the MEC tourney with the top four teams in the regular-season standings earning a bye to the quarterfinals.

First-round games for teams seeded fifth through 12th will be on Tuesday, March 4, on campus sites.

On March 6, the women’s quarterfinals will take place with four games at noon, 2:15 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8:15 p.m. Friday’s action will feature the four men’s quarterfinal contests at the same times.

Both the men’s and the women’s semifinals will take place March 8, as the women take to the court at noon and 2:15 p.m., followed by the men at 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.

The women’s MEC champion will be crowned on March 9, at 1 p.m., followed by the men’s final at about 3:30 p.m. Finals times are subject to change.