Men's Basketball

    Public Tickets Available for 2nd Annual Chicago Invitational Challenge at Sears Centre

    Go Hoosiers! Armon Bassett
    Go Hoosiers!
    Armon Bassett
    Go Hoosiers!

    Oct. 19, 2007

    Hoffman Estates, Illinois - College basketball fans in the Chicago area for the Thanksgiving holiday have a chance to catch one of the nation's premier early season events at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. Teams in action Nov. 23 and 24 include the Indiana Hoosiers, who are rated in the Top 10 by many preseason prognosticators, Xavier, the 2007 Atlantic 10 champions, Illinois State, Kent State, North Carolina-Wilmington, Longwood, Southeast Missouri State and Coppin State. Great seats are now available after the participating schools have returned several hundred tickets.

    Rounds one and two will be played at Indiana, Xavier, Illinois State and Kent State, and final rounds Thanksgiving weekend at the one-year-old Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. Tickets are available at the Sears Centre Box Office, select AMCORE Bank outlets, by phone at 1-888-SEARS TIX (732-7784), and online at Tournament pass prices are $109 for floor seats, $98 for club level, $87 for lower bowl, and $65 for upper bowl. Tournament passes are good for all eight games.

    Third round schedule (All Games at Sears Centre) - Nov. 23, Sears Centre: 12:00 pm UNC-Wilmington vs. Longwood; 2:30 pm SEMO vs. Coppin State; 5:00 pm Xavier vs. Kent State; 7:30 pm Indiana vs. Illinois State.

    Championship round (All Games at Sears Centre) - Nov. 24, Sears Centre: 11:30 am loser of UNCW/LU vs. Loser of SEMO/CSU; 2:30 pm winner of UNCW/LU vs. Winner of SEMO/CSU; 5:00 pm Loser of XU/KSU vs. Loser of IU/ISU; 7:30 pm Winner of XU/KSU vs. Winner of IU/ISU.




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