FREE ADMISSION: Tickets available for first 800 TSU students

Texans vs. UC-Colorado Springs, 7:30 p.m. Sunday; Follow First Financial Bank game blog at TheFlashToday.com

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Junior point guard Michael Hardge was one of five Tarleton players to reach double figures Saturday. || Photo by RUSSELL HUFFMAN

By BRAD KEITH

Photo by RUSSELL HUFFMAN

TheFlashToday.com

STEPHENVILLE (March 15, 2015) — What’s the only thing better than March Madness?

How about March Madness for free?


 

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No. 7 Tarleton State hosts No. 10 Colorado-Colorado Springs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, in the second South Central Region semifinal at Wisdom Gym. The opening semifinal between Midwestern State and Angelo State tips off at 5 p.m.

The first 800 students with valid Tarleton ID will be admitted free of charge courtesy of the Tarleton athletics department, which is purchasing the tickets from the NCAA.

The Texan Stars will be at the regional semifinals Sunday night at Wisdom Gym, and thanks to the Tarleton athletics department, 800 students will join them free of charge. The Texans face UC-Colorado Springs at 7:30 p.m. || Photo by RUSSELL HUFFMAN
The Texan Stars will be at the regional semifinals Sunday night at Wisdom Gym, and thanks to the Tarleton athletics department, 800 students will join them free of charge. The Texans face UC-Colorado Springs at 7:30 p.m. || Photo by RUSSELL HUFFMAN

Tarleton officials are hoping for an even larger crowd after 2,146 turned out for Saturday’s dominating 71-52 quarterfinal victory over St. Mary’s. They may get their wish as more students are returning to campus with spring break concluding, and many of them having the chance to get in for free.

For all others, the ticket office in Wisdom Gym opens at 4 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for students and children 2 and under are admitted for free.


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Tarleton is regular-season champ of the Lone Star Conference, while Colorado Springs is tournament champ from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The teams have starkly contrasting styles. UCCS star Derrick White amassed 50 points Saturday night, matching the high in any Division II game nationwide this season, while no other player had more than nine for the Mountain Lions. Tarleton, conversely, had five double-digit scorers Saturday, led by Davene Carter with 21.

Tarleton has won 15 of its last 16 games, while Colorado Springs has won eight of its last nine.


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