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OVC schools selling tourney tickets

OVC schools selling tourney tickets

Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 7:00 pm

All-session tickets for the 2013 Ohio Valley Conference basketball tournament are now on sale and are just $60 through OVC schools’ ticket offices until Thursday.
The tourney will be held March 6-9 at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville.
Fans wishing to sit in the lower level of Municipal Auditorium with other fans from their favorite school should purchase the all-session tickets directly from their school’s ticket office. Please note that reserved seating is limited and once a school’s allotment is purchased, only general admission tickets will be available.
A $60 all-session ticket includes admission to all eight sessions of the OVC tournament, which includes seven men’s games and seven women’s games (seating for women’s games is all general admission). Buying a ticket prior to Jan. 31 means each game of the event costs just $4.29 apiece.
After Thursday the price of an all-session ticket goes up to $80.
Single session, general admission tickets will be on sale starting in mid-February through the Municipal Auditorium ticket office. Those tickets will be priced at $30 for a men’s session, $15 for a women’s session and $5 per session for students.
For the second season in a row, tickets in the lower arena will be assigned via a quadrant seating assignment. That guarantees schools participating in a given session will have the seats closest to the court and grouped with their fans.
This season marks the first with 12 teams in the OVC as well as the first year divisional play has been used. The OVC Tournament will feature the top eight teams on each of the men’s and women’s side.
Seeding will be based on the following. The teams that finish in first place in each division will earn the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds, with the top seed going to the team with the best overall conference winning percentage. Seeds 3-8 will be determined by conference winning percentage, regardless of division.
This marks the third year the tournament has used a merit-based format. The No. 1 and 2 seeds receive a double bye to the semifinals, while the No. 3 and 4 seeds receive one bye into the quarterfinals. The first round includes the No. 5 seed against the No. 8 seed and the No. 6 seed against the No. 7 seed.

Published in The Messenger 1.25.13

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