TU to Fight for Conference Championship


Following the Bassmaster Classic, a record-breaking event for the Tulsa region, The University of Tulsa and the Tulsa Sports Commission are gearing up for the next big event to hit downtown – the Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships March 13 -16, 2013.

The Conference Championships will bring 11 schools’ collegiate basketball programs and their fans to Tulsa to battle for the championship at the Center and Tulsa Convention Center. The Tulsa region is expected to benefit from the event to the tune of nearly $3 million in economic impact.

“We are thrilled to once again host a collegiate sporting event of this caliber for the Tulsa region,” said Ray Hoyt, senior vice president of VisitTulsa and the Tulsa Sports Commission. “This further solidifies Tulsa’s place in the sports events arena. The nation is watching, and a good showing helps us attract even more events of this, and greater, caliber.”

Not only is this an exciting time for TU basketball fans, it’s an exciting opportunity for all of Tulsa. Dubbed Tulsa’s Tournament, the entire community is invited to cheer for these collegiate athletes on the hardwood of Tulsa’s own home court. Special offers for members of the Tulsa Regional Chamber are available through the Tulsa Sports Commission office. Contact Alex Alston at AlexAlston@TulsaSports.orgfor details.

Catch a game during the day or after work Monday through Friday, and attend the C- championship game on Saturday, March 16. All-session tickets are on sale now starting at $47. The purchase of a men’s all-session pass includes all women’s games, providing 21 games over four days for one price. Purchase your tickets now for the best seats in the house to check out teams like TU, Memphis, and more. For a complete schedule of men’s and women’s games, or to purchase tickets, visit enter.com or call 1-866-7–.

You can also share the excitement of collegiate basketball with area youth and military by donating online here to the Center Foundation managed by the Tulsa Community Foundation. Tickets will be purchased and distributed to area nonprofits ensuring the spirit of health and sport is shared throughout the community.

Single-game tickets go on sale after the championship bracket is finalized and will start at $20. Fan shuttles will be available Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Red Line will service Brookside, Utica Square, Cherry Street and South Boston. The Blue Line will service the Blue Dome, Brady Arts and Deco Districts.

Updated 03-15-2013

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