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March 17, 2008
By Patrick McDonnell
The Wolf Pack Ticket Office at Legacy Hall will stay open until 8 p.m. on Monday night to accommodate fans wanting to purchase tickets for Nevada’s Tuesday night game with Houston in the inaugural College Basketball Invitational.
The Legacy Hall Ticket Office will re-open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning, March 18. Tickets are also on sale at the Lawlor Events Center Ticket Office, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., while a limited number of tickets are available online at tickets.com. Fans are encouraged to use both options to avoid long lines at the Legacy Hall Ticket Office.
Tickets for the game cost $25, $20, $18 and $15, while tickets for Nevada students with an ID are $5. Tuesday’s game will tip off at 6:03 p.m. Pacific Time at Lawlor Events Center. Doors to Lawlor Events Center will open at 5 p.m.
Season ticket holders still have until 3 p.m. Monday to reserve their seats, while after 3 p.m., all of the tickets in the arena will go on sale to the general public.
Regular game-day parking restrictions will be in place for Tuesday night’s game. Fans with a regular-season parking pass for the West Stadium Parking Complex will be able to park in the garage, while parking will be free to the north and east of the arena. Since Tuesday is a school night, the Brian Whalen Parking Complex will be reserved for University of Nevada students attending Tuesday night classes.
With the early start, short notice and school-night traffic, fans are encouraged to allow themselves extra time to get to Lawlor Events Center on Tuesday night.
In its first year, the CBI is a 16-team, single-elimination tournament that runs from March 18 through Friday, April 4. Games will be played at on-campus sites, while the championship series is a best-of-three with the higher-seeded team playing at home in the first game and, if necessary, the third. The first round is scheduled for March 18-19, while the Championship Series will be March 31, April 2 and April 4 (if necessary).
This year, the Houston Cougars turned in their best season since 1991-92, posting a 22-9 overall record and finishing third in Conference USA with an 11-5 mark.
The Wolf Pack compiled its fifth consecutive 20-win season with a 21-11 mark and earned a share of its fifth straight Western Athletic Conference championship with a 12-4 league record.