The schedule has been set and ticket plans are now in place for this weekend’s NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Atlantic Regional tournament at West Liberty University.
The 8-team event tips off ( with afternoon and evening quarterfinal sessions set for the University’s Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex ASRC).
Action gets under way at when No. 3 seed Indiana, Pa. (26-6), the PSAC Tournament runner-up, takes on Mountain East Conference Tournament champion and No. 6 seed Glenville State (22-10). The second game of the afternoon session is a PSAC matchup between No. 2 seed Gannon (23-8), fresh off a win against Indiana in PSAC Tournament final, and No. 7 seed Slippery Rock (20-10). That game is set for a tipoff.
Four-time defending regional champion and tournament host West Liberty (26-3) opens the evening session with a game against No. 8 seed Livingstone, N.C. (19-9), which upset its way to the CIAA Tournament crown for the second consecutive season. Fairmont State (21-10), the third MEC team in the field, is the No. 4 seed and wraps up quarterfinal play with an tipoff against No. 5 seed Mercyhurst (20-8).
winners return to the ASRC for regional semifinal action Following an off day , the regional championship game is set for a .
Tickets for each session are priced at $12 for adults and $6 for students with IDs. All tickets are for general admission with seating on a first-come, first-served basis.
Beginning , discount packages priced at $20 for both sessions and $35 for all four tournament sessions will be available for purchase from Athletic Secretary Robin Brunner daily from in the WLU Athletic Department on the fourth floor of the ASRC. Cash transactions only will be accepted.
A limited number of single-session tickets for quarterfinal round will also go on sale afternoon at TJ’s Sports Garden and Restaurant on National Road in Wheeling and the Main Street Bank outlets in Wheeling, Moundsville, Wellsburg and Elm Grove. There will be no Will Call window at the event due to NCAA Tournament guidelines.
The Atlantic Region champion advances to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight, which will be held at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind.
NCAA Division II Men’s Atlantic Region Tournament
(at West Liberty, W.Va.)
No. 3 Indiana, Pa. (26-6) vs. No. 6 Glenville State (22-10),
No. 2 Gannon, Pa. (23-8) vs. No. 7 Slippery Rock, Pa. (20-10),
No. 1 WEST LIBERTY (26-3) vs. No. 8 Livingstone, N.C. (19-9),
No. 4 Fairmont State (21-10) vs. No. 5 Mercyhurst, Pa. (20-8),
WEST LIBERTY/Livingstone winner vs. Fairmont/Mercyhurst winner,
Indiana/Glenville winner vs. Gannon/Slippery Rock winner,