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SBC Tournament booklets on sale

Both programs have byes into the quarterfinal round

February 26, 2013 · @MTAthletics

Middle Tennessee's men's and women's basketball teams are gearing up for Sun Belt Conference Championship action in Hot Springs, Ark., March 8-11. The MT Athletic Department would like to remind fans about important information regarding the tournament.

Fans are encouraged to purchase their tournament ticket booklets through the Middle Tennessee ticket office to assure a seat with fellow Blue Raider fans. Ticket booklets are on-sale now for $83, a 30 percent savings from the $15 individual walk-up price that would make it a total cost of $120 for the eight sessions. MTSU students are admitted free to the entire tournament with their student ID. Blue Raider fans can click here or call 1-888-YES-MTSU or 615-898-5261.

Currently, the men's basketball team has clinched the regular season Sun Belt Conference title for the second year in a row with two games remaining. The men have won 14 in a row and sit with a 25-4 record overall and 17-1 in Sun Belt play. The Raiders also clinched the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament, giving them a first-round bye, and setting up a second round matchup with either the No. 8 or No. 9 seed on Saturday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m.

The Blue Raider women have clinched at least a share of the regular season Sun Belt title with their win over ULM Saturday afternoon. If MT can win one of the next two or WKU loses one of the next two, then the Raiders are outright regular season champions and the No.1 seed heading into Hot Springs. Currently, the women have won 14 of the last 16 and hold a 20-7 record overall and 14-3 in Sun Belt play. The Blue Raiders are already assured a first round bye, and if they clinch the No. 1 seed will face either the No. 8 or No. 9 seed on Saturday, March 9 at 12 p.m.

All tickets to the Sun Belt Championships, and any other Blue Raider athletic events, can be purchased by calling 1-888-YES-MTSU or online at GoBlueRaiders.com. For an interactive fan guide regarding events and festivities at the SBC Tournament, click here.

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