Toledo will be the No. 2 seed in the Mid-American Conference Tournament and receive a bye to the quarterfinal round Thursday, March 8, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
The Rockets have earned a first-round bye three times in the last five years.The other three teams to earn byes are No. 1 seed Buffalo, No. 3 seed Eastern Michigan and No. 4 seed Ball State.
Toledo will play the third game Thursday in Cleveland with tipoff set for 6:30 p.m. The game will air on ESPN3. The Rockets will meet the winner of Monday’s first-round matchup between No. 7 seed Miami and No. 10 seed Ohio to be played in Millett Hall in Oxford.
UT was victorious in its lone meeting this season vs. the RedHawks, posting a 73-67 road win Feb. 9. The Rockets won both of their matchups vs. the Bobcats, 91-57 Jan. 16 in Athens and 82-74 Feb. 13 in Toledo.
With a victory in Thursday’s quarterfinal, the Rockets would play in the second semifinal Friday at approximately 9 p.m. on the CBS Sports Network.
The championship game will be played Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
UT finished the regular season with a 21-10 overall record and was 13-5 in league play. The Rockets finished two games in front of second-place EMU to capture their third outright MAC West Division title and seventh shared crown in school history.
Season ticket holders and donors have the opportunity to pre-order tickets for all games played at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland (quarterfinal, semifinals and/or championship).
With all pre-orders, tickets for the MAC Tournament games in Cleveland will be held with a MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover Card. When placing your order, the UT ticket office will need to know the number of tickets you will need for each session, and your order will be processed only as UT advances through the tournament.
Fans then can pick up their tickets at the UT will call table at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on game day.
The pre-order deadline is Tuesday, March 6, at 4 p.m.
All orders are final.There are no refunds/exchanges. Once your order is placed, any additional tickets must be purchased at the Quicken Loans ticket office.
MAC Men’s Basketball Tournament Ticket Pricing at Quicken Loans Arena — all seats are reserved
UT Ticket Office: Pre-order pricing for fans through the UT Ticket Office/Toledo Will Call Table at Quicken Loans Arena:
$34 — Adult
Seat placement will be based on Toledo Athletic contribution levels and season ticket history.
Quicken Loans Arena Box Office:
$37 — Adult
Quicken Loans Arena Box Office Phone: 888.894.9424, Online: http://www.theqarena.com/events/detail/mac-170308-11
UT Students: $10
Limited tickets for UT students may be purchased with cash only at the will call table at Quicken Loans Arena on game day. UT students must present a valid Rocket ID; one ticket per UT student ID.