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Both all-session and single-session tickets for the 2008 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. EST at all 11 Big Ten university ticket offices, Conseco Fieldhouse box office, Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (317) 239-5151. The 11th annual event will be held March 13-16, 2008, at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

All-session tickets, which include 10 games over four days, will be available for either $150 or $275 depending on seat location. Single-session tickets range from $30 to $85 based on seat location and session. Orders will be limited to 12 all-session tickets or 12 single-session tickets for each session.

The Big Ten Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments will call Indianapolis and Conseco Fieldhouse home from 2008 through 2012. After a one-year hiatus, the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament returns to Indianapolis to crown the 2008 Tournament Champion and award the conference's automatic NCAA Tournament bid. Indianapolis also hosted the men's event in 2002, 2004 and 2006. In its first 10 years of existence, the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament has welcomed more than 950,000 fans and issued over 6,000 media credentials. Five different league representatives have become Big Ten Tournament champions, with Michigan State (1999, 2000), Illinois (2003, 2005) and Iowa (2001, 2006) claiming the honor twice, while Wisconsin captured the 2004 crown and Ohio State is the defending champion.
The bracket for the 2008 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.

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: Noon, Thursday, March 13
#8 Seed vs. #9 Seed; #7 Seed vs. #10 Seed; #6 Seed vs. #11 Seed
Single-session pricing: $55 ($30 for upper balcony)

Session 2: Noon, Friday, March 14
#1 Seed vs. #8/9 Winner; #4 Seed vs. #5 Seed
Single-session pricing: $55 ($30 for upper balcony)

Session 3: 6:40 p.m., Friday, March 14
#2 Seed vs. #7/10 Winner; #3 Seed vs. #6/11 Winner
Single-session pricing: $55 ($30 for upper balcony)

Session 4: 1:40 p.m., Saturday, March 15
Semifinal Games #1 and #2
Single-session pricing: $70 ($35 for upper balcony)

Session 5: 3:30 p.m., Sunday, March 16
Tournament Final
Single-session pricing: $85 ($50 for upper balcony)

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 approximately $94 million in direct financial aid to more than 8,400 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 (ISC), a private not-for-profit entity, has a focused and critical purpose - to attract and bring to Indiana marquee sporting events in a first-class manner.  Since 1979, ISC has done just that:
- Attracting and helping stage more than 400 national and international sporting events to Indiana, generating more than $3 billion in direct economic impact;
- Convincing 10 elite national sports organizations to move their headquarters to Indianapolis, including the NCAA, which in total contribute $91 million annually to the Indiana economy; and
- Impacting tens of thousands of Indiana youth each year with convincing messages and real-life examples showing healthy lifestyle choices, character and leadership development.
For more information, visit www.indianasportscorp.com.