May 20, 2010

NCAA RELEASE

INDIANAPOLIS--- Fans hoping for a chance to receive tickets to the 2011 Men's Final Four through the NCAA's random selection process have 10 days to submit their application online at www.ncaa.com before the May 31 deadline. Should 20,000 applications be received prior to that date, drawings will no longer be accepted.

The NCAA Final Four general public allocation is the largest for any national championship. The 2011 Final Four will be held April 2 and 4 in Reliant Stadium in Houston, with the University of Houston and Rice University co-hosting the event. The allocation will also include tickets in the lower level of the stadium, which will seat more than 70,000 fans for the Final Four. Tickets are $200 for lower-level seats and mid-level seats behind the basket, $180 for upper-level sideline seats, and $160 for upper-level seats behind the basket. For the first time, based upon feedback from fans, applicants can request up to four tickets, which are good for the Saturday national semifinal games and Monday's national championship.

The NCAA will determine ticket recipients in July and notify those selected by the end of August. Individuals not selected to receive tickets will receive a refund of the full application deposit amount by August. Only one properly submitted application per individual/household will be accepted for inclusion in the ticket selection process.

Final Four tickets may not be offered as a prize in a promotion, sweepstakes or contest, or auctioned for fundraising purposes unless authorized in advance by the NCAA.

About the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship
The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship is college basketball's annual showcase, concluding with the NCAA Final Four. Beginning in 2011, 68 teams will compete for the championship and for the first time in the event's history, all 67 games will be nationally televised on Turner/CBS. An estimated 150 million viewers witnessed the men's tournament in 2010. For the latest Final Four news, visit www.ncaa.com/finalfour.

About the NCAA
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 400,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit www.ncaa.org and www.ncaa.com for more details about the Association, its goals, members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes.