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Free basketball tickets for UMW students, staff tomorrow morning

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The University of Mary Washington will offer a limited number of free tickets to its students and staff tomorrow for this weekend’s NCAA tournament game.

The tickets are for the men’s basketball NCAA Tournament Round of 16 game Friday vs. Virginia Wesleyan College at 7:30 p.m. in the Anderson Center.

This is the first time the Eagles have advanced to this round.

According to a faculty newsletter, the tickets will be available for pickup at the Anderson Center on Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and there is no guarantee that there will be remaining tickets for UMW students and staff at the door Friday night.

UMW President Rick Hurley is providing the tickets.

Those getting tickets must show a valid UMW identification card at the ticket booth. The offer is limited to one free ticket per person. Those with free tickets will sit in a specific area of the Anderson Center:

The two designated student sections are:

  •  In the pep band section
  • Behind the UMW team bench section

UMW faculty and staff are encouraged to sit behind the UMW players’ bench area.

Anyone wishing to sit in the reserved chair-back arena seats must buy a reserved ticket through

Reserved seating, regardless of age, is $8; general admission is $7, and general admission seating for seniors, students, and children age 3+ is $4 each.

There are rules for decorum when waiting for tickets too. the release stated, “There will be absolutely no “cutting” in line – any person seen breaking this rule will be removed from line completely.”


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