About 3,000 tickets remained for the second- and third-round games of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament at EnergySolutions Arena as of Wednesday afternoon.
According to tournament coordinator Mike Lageschulte, only upper-bowl tickets remain, as the lower bowl is sold out. For tickets, go to http://www.energysolutionsarena.com/ or visit the arena box office at 301 W. South Temple.
On Thursday, Pittsburgh and Wichita State play at 11:40 a.m. Top-seeded Gonzaga faces Southern University at 2:10 p.m.
The second session begins at 5:20 p.m., when Arizona plays Belmont. The New Mexico-Harvard game follows at 7:50 p.m.
The four winners play Saturday in search of berths in the Sweet 16.
The last time
Arizona senior Mark Lyons started his collegiately career at Xavier before moving to Tucson.
In 2010, Xavier came to EnergySolutions for the NCAA Tournament and, in the Sweet 16, played Kansas State.
In a memorable battle, K-State needed double overtime to score a 101-96 victory over the Musketeers.
"I just remember the intensity of the game," Lyons said. "It seems like every shot was a big shot and every possession meant the game. ... It was a great game."
Tweet, tweet, tweet
We’re living in a digital age.
So when Pitt senior guard Tray Woodall stepped up to the podium to field questions from the press Wednesday afternoon, he grabbed his placard and asked for a pen.
Once he was done writing, he placed his placard back right where it came from.
But there was one quirk — he had written his Twitter account, @TrayWoodall1, in a playful ploy for the press to follow him.
There were laughs from various reporters after Woodall placed the placard back in its appropriate place.
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