Rockets offer $6 bleacher seats for remaining basketball games

February 27, 2014 | Athletics, Events
By Paul Helgren

The University of Toledo Athletic Department announced that bleacher seats for the remaining men’s and women’s basketball games will be available for $6.

thumb-rocket-color-logoBleacher seating is normally reserved for UT students, but with spring break March 3-7, those seats will be available for sale to the general public. Bleachers are located at floor level in either end zone.

The UT men host Western Michigan Saturday, March 1, at 6 p.m. in a game that will have a big impact on the West Division crown of the Mid-American Conference, as well as for the seeding of the MAC Tournament.

Toledo (23-5, 11-4 MAC) is tied with Buffalo (17-8, 11-4 MAC) for the second-best record in the league, one game behind leader Western Michigan (19-8, 12-3 MAC). The teams with the top two records in the league get byes until the semifinal round. Toledo could still receive the No. 1 seed in the tournament by defeating WMU Saturday and also by winning its final two contests next week at Central Michigan Tuesday, March 4, and vs. Eastern Michigan in the home finale Saturday, March, 8 at 2 p.m.

The Rockets also have a chance to tie the school record for most wins in a season, set in the 1939-40 season when UT went 24-6 under Coach Harold Anderson.

The UT women will host West Division leader Central Michigan (17-9, 13-1 MAC) Sunday, March 2, at 2 p.m. Fans can take advantage of the Kids Zone before the game from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Children can check out inflatable bounce houses as well as other activities in the Fetterman gymnasium in Savage Arena.

Toledo (13-12, 8-6 MAC) plays at Northern Illinois (8-16, 4-10 MAC) tonight. Coach Tricia Cullop’s team also will host Eastern Michigan Wednesday, March 5, and will finish the regular season at Ball State Saturday, March 8.

Tickets for all home games can be purchased in advance or at the door. Call 419.530.GOLD (4653) for more information.

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