Tickets for TSU vs. Mercer in CIT are Available
Friday, March 9, 2012
Tickets for TSU vs. Mercer in CIT are Available

Tickets are available for purchase for Tennessee State fans that wish to make the trek to Mercer for the first round of the Postseason Tournament next Tuesday, March 13. 

TSU is headed south to Macon, Ga., next week as the Tigers men's basketball team plays Mercer University in the first round of the Postseason Tournament. The Tigers and Bears will square off in a 6 p.m. (CT) contest.

Tickets to the CIT are $10 dollars for adults, $5 for children and $7 for students with a college ID. All children under the age of five are admitted free. Fans can purchse tickets by calling (478) 301-5740 or online at 

Mercer compiled a record of 22-11 and a second place finish in the Atlantic Sun. The Bears lost two out of their last three games including a heartbreaking 62-58 loss to Florida Gulf Coast in the A-Sun semifinals.

In December, the Bears lost a close 83-78 contest to Big East foe Seton Hall in overtime. The common opponent for TSU and Mercer was Belmont. The Bruins knocked off the Bears twice (82-78 and 62-61). Tennessee State lost to BU, 75-62.

The two teams are meeting for the first time in school history. TSU holds a 110 ratings percentage index (RPI), while the Bears dial in at 133 in the latest NCAA rankings.

The CIT was established in 2009 and is a single-elimination tournament comprised of a 24-team field.  All five rounds of the event are played at on-campus sites, determined by seeding.