March 18, 2012
RENO, Nev. - With its win over Bucknell on Sunday afternoon, the Nevada men's basketball team will play in the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament at 6 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, March 21 at either the Reno Events Center or Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto, Calif. That game will be televised by ESPN2 regardless of location.
The game location will be determined after the second-round game between Illinois State and Stanford, scheduled for Monday at 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time on ESPN2. If third-seeded Stanford wins, the Cardinal will host the quarterfinals game by virtue of their higher seed, while if seventh-seeded Illinois State wins, fifth-seeded Nevada will host at the Reno Events Center.
If Nevada hosts a home game at the 5,200-seat Reno Events Center, Wolf Pack men's basketball season ticketholders will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets. Those tickets will go on sale at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20 in person at the Link Piazzo Ticket Office at Legacy Hall or by phone at (775) 348-PACK (7225). During business hours (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), season ticketholders can also purchase tickets by visiting the Lawlor Events Center ticket office.
Season ticketholders will have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday to secure seats and can purchase the same number of seats as they have season tickets. Orders must include payment and there will be no refunds, but payments will not be processed until the game is confirmed.
At 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, any seats not purchased by Nevada season ticketholders will go on sale to the general public online at NevadaWolfPack.com or via the TicketsWest hotline at 1-800-325-7328.
Ticket prices for the game will be $41 for premiere and courtside, $26 for priority general admission and $16 for limited view GA. Student tickets (for University of Nevada students with a valid student ID) will be $5 and can be purchased on gameday only at the Reno Events Center. Orders will also include a $5 processing fee. Due to facility limitations, the print-at-home option will not be available for fans.
"We felt it was very important for our fans and community to have the opportunity to play a third-round game in Reno if that opportunity presented itself," Nevada Director of Athletics Cary Groth said. "Since Lawlor Events Center has a long-standing annual event booked for this week, we have been working for over a week with the great staff at the RSCVA and the Reno Events Center to make this possible."
If Stanford wins and hosts the quarterfinals game, Nevada will sell tickets for the game at Stanford's Maples Pavilion at a cost of $10 for upper concourse general admission. Those tickets will go on sale to all fans starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday, March 20 at the Legacy Hall Ticket Office or via phone by calling (775) 348-PACK (7225) with all seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Wolf Pack fans can also purchase tickets online at www.gostanford.com and may be able to secure seating in the lower concourse through this option.
For more information about the NIT, call (775) 348-PACK (7225) or visit NevadaWolfPack.com.