SAINT LEO, Fla. - The Saint Leo Department of Athletics is now selling tickets for the 2013 Sunshine State Conference Basketball Championships, scheduled for March 6-10 at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee. Tickets can be purchased during home basketball games or by contacting Kevin Houseknecht at 352-588-8863 or kevin.houseknecht@saintleo.edu.

Fans can only purchase advance tickets through the nine SSC member institutions. The conference is offering two different ticket package options through presale. A tournament book, which includes a pass for all tournament sessions, can be purchased at presale only for $48. Single session tickets can be purchased in advance for only $8 and will be available on the day of the game for $10 at Silver Spurs Arena. Students attending SSC institutions, with proper ID, and children under the age of six will be admitted free of charge.

The conference tournament is set to begin on Wednesday, March 6 with the opening round play-in games. The No. 8 and No. 9 seeded teams from both the men’s and women’s bracket will compete for a chance to play the No. 1 seeded teams in the quarterfinal round of each tournament.

The women’s quarterfinal round will begin on Thursday, March 7 with the games starting at noon with the fourth and fifth seeded teams. The opening round winner will then take on the No. 1 seed at 2:30 p.m., No. 2 and No. 7 will battle at 5:30 p.m. and No. 3 and No. 6 will tip-off at 8 p.m.

The men’s quarterfinal round will follow the same lineup, but will occur on Friday, March 8.

Both the men’s and women’s semifinal rounds will take place on Saturday, March 9 with the women’s semifinal games starting at noon (No.4/No. 5 winner vs. Play-in/No.1 winner) and 2:30 p.m. (No. 2/No. 7 winner vs. No. 3/No. 6 winner). The men’s semifinal round will begin at 5:30 p.m. (No. 4/No. 5 winner vs. Play-in/No. 1 winner) and at 8 p.m. (No. 2/No. 7 winner vs. No. 3/No. 6 winner).

The two women’s semifinal winners will meet for the women’s championship on Sunday, March 10 at 1 p.m. The men’s championship is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

Location
Silver Spurs Arena
1875 Silver Spur Lane
Kissimmee, FL  34744

Schedule
Opening Round - Wednesday, March 6

Game 1 - 5:00 p.m. – No. 8 Barry vs. No. 9 Florida Southern
Game 2 - 7:30 p.m. – No. 8 Lynn vs. No. 9 Tampa

Women's Quarterfinals - Thursday, March 7
Game 3 - 12:00 p.m. – No. 4 Rollins vs. No. 5 Florida Tech
Game 4 - 2:30 p.m. – Game 1 Winner vs. No. 1 Nova Southeastern
Game 5 - 5:00 p.m. – No. 2 Lynn vs. No. 7 Saint Leo
Game 6 - 7:30 p.m. – No. 3 Eckerd vs. No. 6 Tampa

Men's Quarterfinals - Friday, March 8
Game 7 - 12:00 p.m. – No. 4 Florida Tech vs. No. 5 Rollins
Game 8 - 2:30 p.m. – Game 2 Winner vs. No. 1 Saint Leo
Game 9 - 5:00 p.m. – No. 2 Florida Southern vs. No. 7 Barry
Game 10 - 7:30 p.m. – No. 3 Eckerd vs. No. 6 Nova Southeastern

Men's & Women's Semifinals - Saturday, March 9
Women's
Game 11 - 12:00 pm - Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner
Game 12 - 2:30 pm - Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner
Men's
Game 13 - 5:00 pm - Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner
Game 14 - 7:30 pm - Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner

Men's & Women's Final - Sunday, March 10
Women's Championship - 1:00 pm - Game 11 Winner vs. Game 12 Winner
Men's Championship - 3:30 pm - Game 13 Winner vs. Game 14 Winner