UE has announced it will host a first-round game in either the 16-team College Basketball Invitational or 32-team CollegeInsider.com Tournament should the Aces not earn a bid to the National Invitation Tournament.
The potential postseason game at the Ford Center will come on Tuesday.
All tickets, which go on sale at 8:30 a.m. Friday, are $15 and in the arena’s lower bowl. Season ticket holders have through Sunday to buy their regular seats before those too open for sale to the general public.
UE’s ticket office at the Carson Center — call at (812)488-ACES — will operate with special hours this weekend:
Friday, March 15 – 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 16 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 17 – Noon – 4 p.m.
Monday, March 18 – 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19 – 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tickets will also go on sale at the Ford Center’s box office and ticketmaster.com at 10 a.m. Monday. Students get free admission.
Official pairings for the 32-team NIT, CBI and CIT are announced Sunday after the NCAA tournament field is unveiled.
The Aces have twice played in the CBI and once in the CIT under coach Marty Simmons, but not yet in the NIT or NCAA tournament. This season’s 18-win total marked the program’s most since 2000.