Oct. 1, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS---Tickets for the First Four, the four first-round games of the NCAA Division I mens basketball championship, went on sale to the public today. They are priced at $97 and $117 and can be purchased by clicking here

The Division I Mens Basketball Committee announced last month that the University of Dayton will host the 2011 NCAA First Four, which features two games between teams battling to advance as two of the tournaments No. 16 seeds, and two games involving the last four at-large teams selected to the field. The 68-team field will be announced on Selection Sunday, March 13, with first-round games taking place Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15-16 at UD Arena.

The first four games will be nationally televised in primetime on Turner Broadcastings truTV, as part of the NCAAs 14-year broadcast agreement with Turner and CBS.

The first-round winners will advance to second- and third-round sites, which include Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Tampa, Tucson, Tulsa and Washington D.C. Regional hosts are Anaheim, New Orleans, Newark and San Antonio. Tickets for the second- and third-round sites, as well as the regionals, are on sale now. The 73rd Final Four will be played in Houston April 2 and 4.