It is an exciting time for the Islander athletic program as both the men's and women's basketball teams have qualified for the 2009 State Farm Southland Conference Basketball Tournament at the Merrell Center in Katy for the opportunity to make it to the big dance, the NCAA tournament.

The women and men will each be facing UT Arlington, who they each met in the final regular season game on Saturday. The women who enter the tournament as the No. 8 seed for the second straight season will face the Lady Mavs at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. On Thursday, the men will look to make it three wins this season against UT Arlington in as the fourth-seeded Islanders take to the court at 8:30.

Do not miss the opportunity to cheer on the Islanders as they fight to make it to the NCAA tournament. The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Athletic Department is currently selling tickets through its ticket office. Fans can purchase pre-sale tickets by calling 825-BALL(2255).

Islander fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets through the university to ensure seating with TAMUCC fans. Ticket packages are available for $75, which includes tickets to every game of the tournament in both the men's and women's brackets.

Southland Conference Tournament Website