Tickets Now On Sale for Southland Conference Tournament

CORPUS CHRISTI - Tickets are now on sale for the 2011 State Farm Southland Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament, which will be held March 8-12 at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas.

Reserved all-tournament passes are available for $75, while general admission all-tournament passes are available for $60. All-tournament passes are available at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 866-630-2323. Discounted reserved all-tournament passes are available for $60 until Jan. 30.

Tickets are also available for each session of the tournament. A reserved ticket for each session is $18, while a general admission ticket is $13. Tickets to each championship game are $15 for a reserved ticket or $10 for general admission. Fans interested in purchasing individual session or championship game tickets, must place their order by telephone.

This year, there are other specialty ticket offers available for the tournament. The greatest bargain is the Family 4-Pack, which includes four tickets, four drinks and four hot dogs for $64 (reserved) or $44 (general admission) per session.

Discounted tickets are available for groups of 10 or more and this year, for the first time, individuals, businesses or organizations may make a charitable donation of tickets for local disadvantaged youth. For any of the specialty ticket offers, fans must call 866-630-2323.

Last year, a record number of fans attended the tournament, which returns to the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy for a fourth consecutive year.

The tournament gets underway Tuesday, March 8 with all four women's quarterfinal games, followed by the four men's quarterfinal games on Wednesday, March 9. The women's semifinals will be contested the afternoon of Thursday, March 10 and the two men's semifinal games will be that same night. The championship game of the women's tournament will be played Friday, March 11, at 7 p.m., and the men's championship will be held Saturday, March 12, at 3 p.m.

The winners of the conference men's and women's tournament will earn the Southland Conference's automatic bid into the NCAA tournaments. The NCAA Men's Final Four will be held April 2-4 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, while the NCAA Women's Final Four will be held April 3-5 in Indianapolis.