CINCINNATI - Looking to get tickets to the big dance to see the University of Cincinnati Bearcats take on Creighton University? You better move fast because UC only has a limited number of slots.
The Bearcats will take on the Bluejays on Friday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. University officials said the tipoff time has not been set yet.
It's the third straight season UC has topped the 21-game barrier to make it to the NCAA tournament.
The Bearcats and Bluejays have met twice before and UC holds a 2-0 advantage.
The university's ticket office said it has only received a limited number of tickets for the second-round games. Based on that limited availability, UCATS Director's Society members, George Smith Society members and patrons contributing at $5,000 and above will get priority in the allocation process.
Officials said second and third round tickets at $85 per seat at the center. All tickets will be available two hours before the game at the will call window. Ticket holders must have photo ID to claim the tickets and ticket rights are non-transferable.
The university said it will continue to accept and finalize ticket requests from UCATS Director's Society members, George Smith Society members and patrons contributing at $5,000 and above on Monday.
The ticket office said members from the Director's Society and George Smith Society are eligible for up to four tickets to the second and third-round games. Patrons who contributed at $5,000 and above can get up to two tickets for second and third-round games. Eligible UCATS members may request tickets by logging into their accounts at CATSTIX.com and click on the "Men's Basketball Post Season" link.
All requests must be made by 5 p.m. Monday.
According to a university press release, all of UCATS members can call 513-558-2287 to be placed on a waiting list for tickets that will be allocated in descending priority points in the event of cancelations. The ticket office said it would contact people as soon as tickets become available.
Officials said credit cards that are entered to purchase the tickets will be charged for the second round game on Friday and if the Bearcats advance, the cards will be charged for the third round game on Sunday.
Tickets for current UC students will be made available via a lottery. Students must go to the ticket page at CATSTIX.com and login to their account to enter the lottery.
The deadline to enter is 2 p.m. Monday. The first 50 winners and 10 alternates will be contacted via email after 3 p.m.
The ticket office said students who earned loyalty points by attending games throughout the season will be given priority.
Winners are eligible for two tickets -- one for them and another for a student they'd like to sit with.
Students will be charged $85 per ticket and must finalize payments by 5 p.m. Monday
Officials said fans can also visit Vividseats.com for all NCAA tourney ticket needs. Vivid is the official secondary ticket market provider for the university.
According to the university's release, tickets for games in Philadelphia are still available for public purchase by calling 1-877-NCAA-TIX (877-622-2848) or by visiting ticketmaster.com .
To visit CATSTIX.com please click here: http://www.CATSTIX.com.
Vividseats.com is available by clicking here: http://www.vividseats.com .
For Ticketmaster, please click here: http://www.ticketmaster.com .
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