Men's Team Gets New Shot at NCAA Hoops Title

Comets Enters Division III National Tournament in Home Game Saturday Night

Mar. 4, 2010

The UT Dallas men’s basketball team is punching its second straight ticket to the “Big Dance” on Saturday after qualifying for an at-large bid to the 2010 NCAA Division III Tournament.

The Comets will square off at 7 p.m. in the Activity Center against the winner of a first-round tournament game between Mary Hardin-Baylor and Wheaton (Ill.).

The 23-5 Comets are making their third appearance on the national stage since 2005.  Last season, they advanced all the way to the Elite Eight of the national tournament, falling in overtime to Guilford College.

The Comets have a 2-2 all-time record in NCAA postseason play.

Should UT Dallas claim a second-round win, the Comets will face the winner of a North region that includes Hope College (21-7), UW-Stevens Point (23-4), Carleton (19-9) and St. Norbert (22-3).


Media Contact: Bruce Unrue, UT Dallas, (972) 883-6308, bruceunrue@utdallas.edu
or the Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu
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Free Tickets Available
to First 300 Students


On Thursday, March 4, the Athletic Department will begin distributing 300 complimentary tickets to UT Dallas students only, courtesy of UT Dallas Student Affairs. Students must present a Comet Card ID to pick up a ticket at the Athletic Department office (located on the west side of the Activity Center) between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Limit to 1 ticket per student)

Tickets are available to the general public at prices of $6 for adults and $3 for students.

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