Oct. 16, 2008
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Tickets for the 2009 WCC Men's and Women's Basketball Championships at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas are going fast. Tickets for the WCC's premier event went on sale to the public at 11:00 a.m. (PST) yesterday, kicking off the 2008 WCC Men's and Women's Basketball Media Day. Within the first 15 minutes of going on sale, nearly 200 all-session passes were sold online. To date, nearly 500 men's and women's all-session tickets have been sold with only a little over a 1,000 tickets remaining.
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"We are obviously very happy with the overwhelming response to our public onsale," said WCC Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich. "While we all hoped that our recent basketball success, combined with a neutral site in a destination city, would result in increased ticket sales, I have to admit we have been pleasantly surprised by the numbers. The good news is that although we only have 1,000 tickets remaining, all are good seats due to the quality site lines and intimate setting of the Orleans Arena."
For just $135, the WCC Tournament all-session ticket includes all 14 men's and women's games, spanning four days of exciting college basketball action. At less than $10 per game, fans will get a chance to be a part of the WCC's first-ever conference tournament held at a neutral site in one of the most attractive destination cities in the world. The WCC Tournament begins on Friday, March 6th and culminates on Monday, March 9th with the women's championship game televised live on ESPNU at 12:00 p.m. and the men's championship game broadcast live on ESPN in primetime at 6:00 p.m.
Many of the preseason prognosticators are predicting the WCC to be one of the most competitive and exciting conferences to watch this season. Gonzaga, Saint Mary's, and San Diego return a combined 12-of-15 starters from last season's NCAA Tournament teams and have been selected in numerous top 35 preseason polls.
On the women's side, the WCC is coming off of a season in which it was ranked No. 7 in the RPI, making it the highest rated non-BCS conference in the country. The conference also earned two post-season bids for the 10th straight year as San Diego captured the WCC Tournament title and the league's automatice bid to the NCAA Tournament, while Gonzaga advanced to the second round of the WNIT.