2013 Sun Belt Conference Basketball Tournament
Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 6:00 PM (CST)
Hot Springs, AR
Join the UNT Alumni Association and North Texas Athletics to show your Mean Green pride at the Sun Belt Conference Basketball Tournament in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The tournament and special events will take place Thursday, March 7 through Monday, March 11.
Each day the Mean Green will host pre- and post-game gatherings at our Hot Springs Headquarters, Lucky’s Bar & Grill. Additionally, you can show your spirit as we send-off the teams approximately 1 ½ hours prior to tip-offs at the team hotel.
Special events and game times:
Thursday – March 7th
· Tournament Tip-Off Celebration & Pep Band Spectacular, Free Pep Band Concert featuring Sun Belt Schools with free hot dogs, popcorn and sodas. Doors open at 6:00 pm with kids activities on the concourse, autograph sessions with players and coaches, and pictures with mascots.
6:00pm – 8:00, Summit Arena
· Mean Green Headquarters, Join the Mean Green Nation in Hot Springs as Head Coaches Tony Benford and Mike Peterson host their pre-tournament radio show live and on location at Lucky’s Bar & Grill.
8:30pm – 10:30, Lucky’s Bar & Grill, 711 Central Ave, Hot Springs *Radio Show broadcast time subject to change*
Friday – March 8th
· Men’s and Women’s First Round Games - Six games occurring on the Summit Arena and Hot Springs Convention Center Courts
Women’s game times – 12:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.
Men’s game times – 6:00 p.m.; 6:30 p.m.; 8:30 p.m.
Saturday – March 9th
· Sun Belt Conference Alumni and Friends Cocktail Reception, Alumni and fans from all Sun Belt schools are invited to join us for a cocktail reception on Saturday, March 9th, so come out, with your North Texas spirit wear, and support the Mean Green in their quest to become Sun Belt Conference Tournament Champions. Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served. The reception will also feature live music.
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Hot Springs Convention Center – Horner Hall
· Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinal Games - Eight games occurring on the Summit Arena and Hot Springs Convention Center Courts
Women’s game times – 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.
Men’s game times – 6:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m.; 8:30 p.m.; 9:00 p.m.
Sunday – March 10th
· Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinal Games – Four games occurring on the Summit Arena Court
Women’s game times – 12:00 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.
Men’s game times – 6:30 p.m.; 9:00 p.m.
Monday– March 11th
· Women’s Championship Game – Summit Arena – 1:00 p.m. – Aired live on ESPNU
· Men’s Championship Game – Summit Arena – 6:00 p.m. – Aired live on ESPN2
For more information on the Sun Belt Conference Basketball Tournament and accompanying events, please visit: http://www.sunbeltsports.org/portals/0/content/champs/basketball/fanguide.html
To purchase tickets, visit the North Texas Athletic Ticket Office link via MeanGreenSports.com or call 940-565-2527 / 1-800-UNT-2366. Please contact Fast Travel Times for hotel reservations at the following: Arlington Hotel, Clarion by the Lake, or Candlewood Suites or for any of your travel needs.
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