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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

UGA to Host Preseason NIT Games

From UGA Athletics:

The University of Georgia will serve as one of three on-campus host sites for the Consolation Bracket of the 2008 Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off, it was announced today by the NIT home office in New York.

Arizona, Santa Clara and Mississippi Valley State will join Georgia in the 2-day, 4-game bracket at Stegeman Coliseum next Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 24-25. On Monday, Arizona will face Mississippi Valley State at 5:45 p.m., with the Georgia-Santa Clara matchup to follow at 8:00 p.m. The next day Arizona will face Santa Clara at 5:45, and the Georgia-Mississippi Valley State contest will follow at 8:00 p.m.

"We are very excited about continuing in the NIT Season Tip-Off and playing back-to-back games at Stegeman Coliseum in front of our fans," said Georgia head coach Dennis Felton. "We will be hosting some high-quality programs from different parts of the country. I can't think of a better way for Georgia fans to spend their time, going into the Thanksgiving holiday, than supporting this fine tournament and our team."

Tickets for the NIT Season Tip-Off Third and Fourth Rounds hosted by the University of Georgia on Monday, November 24, and Tuesday, November 25, are on sale now.

Reserved seat tickets are $15 each and can be ordered online here or by calling 877-542-1231 and beginning at 4:15pm on the day of the game at Stegeman Coliseum ticket windows.

UGA Student tickets are $4 each and will go on sale beginning at 4:15pm each day of the tournament at Stegeman Coliseum Ticket Booth 4. UGA Students must show their valid UGA ID when purchasing their tickets.

Tickets are good for admission to both games of the each day’s doubleheader.

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