Monday, March 16, 2009

Dayton to host play-in, first and second rounds of NCAA men’s tournament

Tickets remain available for the “opening round” – the NCAA’s euphemism for the play-in game where the two lowest ranked conference champions compete to enter the 64-team field – at the University of Dayton arena Tuesday night. Morehead State of the Ohio Valley Conference plays Alabama State of the Southwest Athletic Conference; the winner gets to play Louisville, the tournament’s top-seeded team. The UD arena also hosts first- and second-round action on Friday and Sunday, but those games are already sold out.

- Bob Burke