Colonels get NCAA tourney bid; Centre will host first- and second-round games Friday and Saturday
RELEASED: March 6, 2008
Plans call for a live telecast of the Centre/Franklin game in Sutcliffe's Hall of Fame Café and in Sutcliffe's second floor foyer.
DANVILLE, KY—Centre College will play host to first-round NCAA Division III Tournament matches on Friday, March 7. Ohio Wesleyan University will face off against Heidelberg College at 6 p.m. The Centre Colonels will then play Franklin College at 8 p.m. The winners of Friday night's games will face off in a second-round game on Saturday, March 8 at 7 p.m. Both Friday and Saturday's games will be played in Sutcliffe's Alumni Gymnasium on campus.
See below for ticket information.
Dropping only their second game of the year, the No. 2 Centre Colonels lost in the 2008 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) championship game on Sunday, March 1 to No. 22 Millsaps with a final score of 69-60.
Going into Sunday's game, the Colonels held the nation's largest winning streak of 25 after defeating Trinity University 70-57 on Saturday, Feb. 29 in a semi-final match-up. This was the Colonel's third-straight year playing in the SCAC championship title game.
In addition, Centre hosted NCAA Division III Tournament games in 1989; that year the Colonels went to the Final Four.
For general public: Tickets for the two games on Friday, March 7 at 6 and 8 p.m. will go on sale at 3 p.m. Friday, March 7 in the Athletic Office located on the top floor of Sutcliffe Hall. Seating is limited, and one ticket gains admission to both games on Friday night. However, a Friday night ticket will not guarantee a seat for the second game because the gymnasium will not be cleared between games.
Prices are as follows: General public—$6; students, senior citizens (age 65+) and children 3 through 17—$3; children two years old and under are admitted free. Per NCAA rules, Centre faculty and staff will purchase tickets in the same manner and for the same price as the general public.
For Centre students: On Friday, March 7 beginning at 7 a.m., the first 200 students to come to the Athletic Office with a Centre I.D. will receive one free ticket to Friday night's games (limit one ticket per student with proper Centre I.D.—no exceptions).
If the Colonels win on Friday night: Beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 8 the first 200 students with a Centre I.D. will receive one free ticket to Saturday night's game (limit one ticket per student with proper Centre I.D.—no exceptions).
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