Sun Belt Basketball Championship ticket book now on sale

From the Sun Belt Conference

Tickets for the upcoming 2014 Sun Belt Conference (SBC) Men's and Women's Basketball Championships to be held March 12-16 at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, La., are now on sale for Arkansas State University basketball fans to purchase.

Ticket books for the 2014 SBC Championships are $115 per person, which includes all eight men's and women's games for a combined 14 basketball contests over a five-day period.  A-State fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets through the A-State Central Box Office.  All students with a valid A-State student ID will be admitted to the conference tournament free of charge.

A-State fans may purchase their ticket books thru the A-State Central Box Office by calling 870-972-2781 or 1-888-ASU-FANS or online at<>.  The A-State Central Box Office is located in the Convocation Center on the A-State campus inside the red entrance on the facility's southeast corner.

The Sun Belt Conference announced in May 2013 a three-year agreement to host the Sun Belt Men's and Women's Basketball Championships at New Orleans' Lakefront Arena.  The women's championship starts Wednesday, March 12 and concludes Saturday, March 15 with the championship game starting at 8 p.m. (CT) on ESPN3.  The men's championship gets underway Thursday, March 13 and wraps up Sunday, March 16 with the championship contest at 12 p.m. (CT).  The Sun Belt Men's Basketball Championship game will be televised live on ESPN2 as part of "Selection Sunday."

The top eight seeds from the final conference standings will advance to the Sun Belt Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Championship Tournament.

2014 Sun Belt Conference Women's Basketball Championship Schedule

Wednesday, March 12 (First Round)
G1: No. 8 vs. No. 1 – 12 p.m. (Session 1)
G2: No. 5 vs. No. 4 – 2:30 p.m. (Session 1)
G3: No. 7 vs. No. 2 – 6 p.m. (Session 2)
G4: No. 6 vs. No. 3 – 8:30 p.m. (Session 2)

Friday, March 14 (Semifinals)
G5: Winner G1 vs. Winner G2 – 12 p.m. (Session 4)
G6: Winner G3 vs. Winner G4 – 2:30 p.m. (Session 4)

Saturday, March 15 (Championship Game)
G7: Winner G5 vs. Winner G6 – 8 p.m. (Session 7)

2014 Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Championship Schedule

Thursday, March 13 (First Round)
G1: No. 8 vs. No. 5 – 6 p.m. (Session 3)
G2: No. 7 vs. No. 6 – 8:30 p.m. (Session 3)

Friday, March 14 (Quarterfinals)
G3: Winner G1 vs. No. 4 – 6 p.m. (Session 5)
G4: Winner G2 vs. No. 3 – 8:30 p.m. (Session 5)

Saturday, March 15 (Semifinals)
G5: Winner G3 vs. No. 1 – 2 p.m. (Session 6)
G6: Winner G4 vs. No. 2 – 4:30 p.m. (Session 6)

Sunday, March 16 (Championship Game)
G7: Winner G5 vs. Winner G6 – 12 p.m. (Session 8)

Note – All times are Central and subject to change