Updated: Saturday, 10 Mar 2012, 4:37 PM EST
Published : Saturday, 10 Mar 2012, 3:54 PM EST
Terre Haute, Ind. (WTHI) - Indiana State will host Robert Morris in the opening round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament on Tuesday, March 13 inside Hulman Center. Tip-off is slated for 7:05 p.m. (ET).
Robert Morris enters the game with a 24-10 overall record, and advanced to the finals of the Northeast Conference Tournament, falling to LIU-Brooklyn 90-72 on March 7. The Sycamores have faced the Colonials just once before on the hardwood with the Sycamores earning an 87-65 victory on December 3, 1976 in the Indiana Hall of Fame Classic at Hulman Center. ISU has not faced a member of the Northeast Conference since falling at Fairleigh Dickinson 74-71 on December 7, 1996.
Tickets to the game are $16 for courtside seating, $11 for tickets in the lower bowl and $9 in the upper level. ISU students with valid I.D.'s will get into the contest for only $2.
The general public as well as Indiana State University students may begin purchasing tickets on Monday at 8 a.m. (ET). Tickets are available for purchase online through Ticketmaster.com as well as in person at the Hulman Center Ticket Office during normal business hours or over the phone by calling 1-800-745-3000.
Student tickets must be purchased in person at the Hulman Center.
The CIT is a 24-team tournament that will feature 12 first-round games. Four of the teams that win first-round games will advance to the quarterfinals, while the other eight teams will play for the right to advance to the quarterfinals.
Missouri State won the 2010 CIT event with a 78-65 triumph over Pacific in the title game. In 2009, Old Dominion captured the CIT crown with a 66-62 victory at Bradley.
Three Missouri Valley Conference teams took part in the 2009 CIT including Bradley, Drake and Evansville. In 2010, Missouri State and Creighton represented the MVC in the CIT field. Last season, Northern Iowa represented the league in 2011.
Indiana State is making its third consecutive appearance in the postseason following a berth in the CBI in 2010 as well as the NCAA Tournament in 2011. The last time the Sycamores reached postseason play for three consecutive seasons came in 1977-79 when Indiana State played in the 1977 & 1978 NIT as well as the 1979 NCAA Tournament.
The last time Indiana State hosted a postseason game came on March 10, 1978 when the Sycamores hosted Illinois State in the first round of the NIT
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