WMU News

Limited number of tickets remain for NIT game

March 19, 2005

KALAMAZOO--A limited number of both student and general public tickets remain for Monday 's 7 p.m. National Invitation Tournament men's basketball matchup at University Arena in Kalamazoo between Western Michigan University and Texas Christian University.

Remaining student tickets are $5 and can be purchased in person with a valid WMU student ID at the Read Fieldhouse ticket office beginning at 9 a.m. Monday.

Tickets for non-students range from $13 to $17 and can be purchased through the weekend on the Web at www.wmubronco.com or beginning at 9 a.m. Monday through the Athletic Ticket Office at Waldo Stadium or by calling toll-free (888) 4-WMU-TIX.

Fans who have ordered tickets by phone or on the Web are encouraged to pick up their tickets at the Waldo Stadium ticket office between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday or at the Read Fieldhouse ticket office beginning at 3 p.m. Monday to avoid potentially long lines at "will call" tables immediately prior to the game.

This is the third consecutive 20-win season for the Bronco men's basketball team and third straight appearance in a post-season tournament. The Broncos also advanced to the second round of the NIT in 2003, after winning their first-round matchup that year in University Arena. Monday's contest is the first NIT second-round game ever played in Kalamazoo.

WMU has an overall record of 20-12 and advanced to the second round of the NIT with a 54-40 victory at Marquette Monday night. That game was televised nationally on ESPN.

The Horned Frogs of TCU are 20-13 overall and won their first-round NIT contest Wednesday night in Oxford, Ohio, 60-58, over Miami University.

The Broncos are 10-2 at home this season and 3-0 against non-conference opponents. Home losses for WMU this season were by six points to Buffalo, Feb. 8, and by one point to Ball State, Jan. 22.

Monday's contest will be carried live on the Bronco Radio Network, including WFAT 96.5 FM and WZUU 92.3 FM. The game will not be televised.

Media contact: Scott Kuykendall, 269 387-4138, scott.kuykendall@wmich.edu

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