2009 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament Single-Session Tickets on Sale Monday, Feb. 2

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Jan. 28, 2009

 

Contacts: 
Scott Chipman, Big Ten Conference, (847) 696-1010 ext.141
John Dedman, Indiana Sports Corporation, (317) 237-5016
Kevin Messenger, Pacers Sports & Entertainment, (317) 917-2844


INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – Single-session tickets for the 2009 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament go on sale to the general public Monday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. EST. The tournament will be held March 12-15, 2009, at Conseco Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis. The tournament features all 11 Big Ten teams in action, competing in 10 games over four days to crown the 2009 champion and earn the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. Single-session tickets range from $30 to $75 depending on session and seat location.

Tickets can be purchased at the Conseco Fieldhouse box office, Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling Ticketmaster at (317) 239-5151. All-session tickets, which include 10 games over four days, are still available for either $275 or $175 depending on seat location. Orders will be limited to 12 all-session tickets.

The bracket for the 2009 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, along with information on tickets, travel, lodging, tournament history and more can be found at both www.bigten.org and www.indianasportscorp.com.

The Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments will call Indianapolis and Conseco Fieldhouse home through 2012. Indianapolis also hosted the men’s event in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008. After welcoming 969,038 patrons in its first decade, the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament broke the one-million mark in total attendance in 2008. Five different representatives have become Big Ten Tournament champions including: Illinois (2003, 2005), Iowa (2001, 2006), Michigan State (1999, 2000), Ohio State (2007) and Wisconsin (2004, 2008).

Fans wishing to purchase all-session tickets within their university’s fan block are encouraged to contact their school’s ticket office.

Ticketmaster Charge-by-Phone Numbers Local to Big Ten Universities: Champaign (217) 351-2626; Bloomington (812) 333-9955; Iowa City (319) 363-1888; Ann Arbor (248) 645-6666; East Lansing (517) 484-5656; Minneapolis (651) 989-5151; Evanston (312) 559-1212; Columbus (614) 431-3600; University Park (570) 693-4100; West Lafayette (765) 743-5151; Madison (608) 255-4646.

The tournament schedule is as follows (game times are listed in EST):

Session 1 (First Round) – ($50; Balcony Endzone $30)

Game 1: Thursday, March 12, Noon – #8 Seed vs. #9 Seed, Big Ten Network

Game 2: Thursday, March 12, 2:30 p.m. – #7 Seed vs. #10 Seed, ESPN2

Game 3: Thursday, March 12, 5 p.m. – #6 Seed vs. #11 Seed, ESPN2

Session 2 (Quarterfinals) – ($65; $40)

Game 4: Friday, March 13, Noon – #1 Seed vs. Game 1 Winner, ESPN

Game 5: Friday, March 13, 2:30 p.m. – #4 Seed vs. #5 Seed, ESPN

Session 3 (Quarterfinals) – ($65; $40)

Game 6: Friday, March 13, 6:30 p.m. – #2 Seed vs. Game 2 Winner, Big Ten Network

Game 7: Friday, March 13, 9 p.m. – #3 Seed vs. Game 3 Winner, Big Ten Network

Session 4 (Semifinals) – ($75; $45)

Game 8: Saturday, March 14, 1:40 p.m. – Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner, CBS Sports

Game 9: Saturday, March 14, 4:05 p.m. – Game 6 Winner vs. Game 7 Winner, CBS Sports

Session 5 (Championship) – ($75; $45)

Game 10: Sunday, March 15, 3:30 p.m. – Game 8 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner, CBS Sports

 
The Big Ten Conference is an association of 11 world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in student-athletes’ lives and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. Big Ten universities provide in excess of $100 million in athletic scholarship aid to more than 8,500 men and women student-athletes who compete for 25 championships, 12 for men and 13 for women. Conference institutions sponsor broad-based athletic programs with more than 270 teams. For more information, visit www.bigten.org.

Indiana Sports Corporation is the amateur sports champion, stimulating economic growth, inspiring healthy kids, and creating vibrant communities throughout Indiana. Indiana Sports Corp was founded in 1979 as the nation's first sports commission. For more information, visit www.indianasportscorp.com.

 

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