March 16, 2011
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of New Mexico men's basketball team will travel to Alabama in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament, and the game has been set for Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m. Mountain Time on ESPN, with John Saunders and Dan Dakich calling the action.
ESPN and its family of networks will be broadcasting every game of the NIT. The Lobos and Crimson Tide could have played on any of the four days in the window for the second round, which goes from March 18-21. There were four game times slotted for Monday night, but Alabama and New Mexico were chosen for the prime spot on ESPN. Mountain Time (ESPN2). The last time is usually reserved for a game taking place in the Pacific Time Zone, and that went to Washington State.
No. 4 seeded New Mexico took down No. 5 seed UTEP on Tuesday night 69-57, while No. 1 seed Alabama advanced to the second round with a 68-44 win over Coastal Carolina.
Tickets for Monday's game will go on sale Thursday, March 17 at 9 a.m. Those wishing to purchase tickets can do so online at www.RollTide.com, via phone by calling 1-877-TIDE-TIX or in person at the Coleman Coliseum ticket window from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fans are encouraged to purchase online and use the `print at home' option for the most convenient delivery of tickets and to avoid having to wait in any potential lines at will call.
Ticket prices are as follows: $10 for courtside seats (front court and back court) and baseline reserved seats; $8 for adult general admission seats; $4 for general admission tickets for youths age 18 and under; and $4 for UA Students who present a valid I.D.
After Friday at 4 p.m., Mountain Time, any available courtside (front court and back court) and baseline reserved seats will be open for the general public, if Alabama season ticket holders have not purchased their seats.
All regular basketball game parking lots will be open and available, except for parking spaces reserved for handicapped/disabled patrons. Parking passes that were issued for the regular season games will not be valid or in effect for any hosted NIT games.