Georgia earns NIT berth, will host Vermont Wednesday
The University of Georgia men’s basketball team has earned an at-large berth in the 2014 National Invitation Tournament and will play Vermont in Athens in the first round on Wednesday night. Tipoff is at 8:00 p.m. (ESPNU).
Georgia, at 19-13 (12-6 in SEC), is one of four No. 2 seeds in the 32-team field. The winner on Wednesday will face the winner of the Louisiana Tech-Iona first-round matchup.
The 2014 appearance will be Georgia’s 12th time in the NIT. Bulldog teams have compiled an 11-11 record in the tournament. Their best showing came twice — in 1982 and 1998 — when those teams finished third by earning trips to the Final Four in New York.
All first-round games will take place at on-campus sites on March 18-19. Second-round matchups will be played between March 20-24. Third-round games, deciding the Final Four participants will be played at on-campus sites March 25-26. The NIT Final Four will be played at Madison Square Garden April 1-3.
General admission tickets are $15 and can be ordered starting 9:00a.m. Monday online at www.georgiadogs.com or by calling the Athletic Association ticket office 1-877-542-1231 between 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Seating will be general admission for the first round of the National Invitational Tournament and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Basketball Enhancement Fund contributors will receive the number of tickets requested to the first round of the National Invitational Tournament during the pre-order process and priority on seating in Sections D, E, F.
The first 500 UGA students will receive free admission to the game and must show their valid UGA ID Card at Stegeman Coliseum ticket windows to claim their free ticket. Once the free student tickets have been distributed, additional student tickets will be sold $4 each to all UGA students presenting their valid UGA ID Card at the Stegeman Coliseum ticket windows. UGA students can purchase their tickets with cash only.