UTRGV men’s basketball to host Grambling State in CIT opener

EDINBURG – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Sunday that the men’s basketball team will host Grambling State in the opening round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Fieldhouse.

The CIT uses the old NIT model in which there is no set bracket. Future round opponents are determined by the results of the previous round. All games are at on-campus sites.

The first two rounds run March 18-25. The quarterfinals are set for March 27-31. The semifinals take place on April 2. The championship is scheduled for April 4.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased online at UTRGVTickets.com or by contacting the UTRGV Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC) team of Anaclaudia Cervantes (956) 665-3415 and Carlos Munoz (956) 665-3747 over the phone or through email at tickets@utrgv.edu.

A select number of tickets are exclusively reserved for UTRGV season-ticket holders, corporate partners and V Club members and will be available until noon on Monday by contacting Cervantes or Munoz.

 

A limited number of courtside tickets are available for $25 each. Reserved seats are $10 each while general admission seats are $5 each.

 

Current UTRGV students receive free admission with a UTRGV student ID.

 

This is the second-straight year in which UTRGV is participating in the postseason after taking part in the College Basketball Invitational last year.

 

This is the first postseason home game since the program joined Division I. The program last hosted a postseason game on March 2, 1965 in the NAIA District Playoffs against Midwestern State.

 

This is the first postseason men’s basketball game in the history of the fieldhouse, which opened in 1969.

 

UTRGV is currently in the midst of its winningest season in 17 years with 19 victories.

 

Grambling State is 17-16 after going 10-8 to finish third in the SWAC.