March 1, 2010

Media Coverage Set For Men's BB Tourney Game

Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University basketball media coverage plans have been announced for the opening round of the the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Men's Basketball Tournament on Tuesday, March 2.

The fifth-seeded Bulldog men's quarterfinal-round contest at number four seed Saginaw Valley State will be carried live from O'Neill Arena inside the Ryder Center on local radio station WBRN (1460 AM or 107.7 FM). Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. (EST) with Rob Bentley calling the play-by-play action from University Center, Mich.

The game will also be streamed online at www.ferrisstatebulldogs.com and can be found by visiting the "Bulldog Webcasts" banner.

Additionally, a live video webcast and live internet statistics are tentatively slated to be offered by SVSU along with live Twitter scoring updates. All available links can be found online by visiting the official FSU Athletics Website at www.ferrisstatebulldogs.com and clicking on the "Upcoming Events" tab. Complete links to available coverage are also listed below.

Tickets for the game will be sold at the door prior to the contest.

The top four teams earned first round home games with the quarterfinal-round winners advancing to the GLIAC Tournament semifinals and finals on Friday and Saturday, March 5-6, at the site of the highest remaining seed. Findlay earned the top seed and would host the semifinals/finals with a win on Tuesday night.

The other quarterfinal round pairings include number two seed Grand Valley State hosting seventh-seeded Wayne State along with third-seeded Hillsdale at home against sixth-seeded Lake Superior State. The eighth seed Ashland will travel to top-seeded Findlay for the quarterfinals.

The winner of the GLIAC Tournament receives an automatic bid into the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament slated to be held March 13-16 at a campus location yet to be determined.

The Bulldog men are 7-12 all-time in 10 previous tournament appearances and advanced to the GLIAC Tournament Championship game in 2005-06 before dropping an 80-58 decision in the title contest (3/3/06) at Grand Valley State. Ferris captured the 1997-98 league tourney title and will be making its fifth appearance in the last six years, including a second consecutive showing.

The Bulldog men's basketball team concluded the regular-season with a 15-12 overall record and is the league's fifth overall seed following a 13-9 league regular-season performance. FSU tied SVSU for fourth place in the league's overall standings, but dropped the tiebreaker for homecourt advantage after falling to the Cardinals twice this season including a narrow 68-66 decision last week (Feb. 18) at University Center.

Additional media coverage beyond Tuesday's quarterfinal games will be announced later this week, if necessary.

For complete tournament matchups, please visit the GLIAC Tournament website at this link:
www.gliac.org

Here is a listing of available media links for Tuesday's game:

Tuesday, March 2
Men's Basketball at Saginaw Valley State, 7:30 p.m.

Live Radio On WBRN 1460 AM & 107.7 FM
Live Twitter Scoring Updates
Live FSU Audio Webcast
Live Internet Statistics
Live SVSU Video Webcast

Note: The game will not be carried via pay-per-view by B2 Networks as SVSU does not utilize the service for its home contests.

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