March 23, 2018
DENTON - The North Texas men's basketball team will face the San Francisco Dons in the championship round of the College Basketball Invitational next week, and tickets for next Wednesday's game at the Super Pit are on sale.
The Mean Green, riding a three-game win streak in which they have scored 90 points or more in each victory, will open the CBI best-of-three finals at San Francisco on Monday, March 26, at 9 p.m. CT. The series shifts to Denton for Game 2 on Wednesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. CT. A third game, if necessary, would be played Friday, March 30, at 6 p.m. at the Super Pit.
North Texas rolled over its first three opponents in the CBI, defeating South Dakota on the road 90-77 before returning home to thump Mercer 96-67 and Jacksonville State 90-68, raising its season record to 18-17. San Francisco (21-15) reached the finals with wins over Colgate, Utah Valley, and Campell, all by five points or less. This season, the Dons boast a 70-63 win over 15th-ranked St. Mary's and a 66-64 road victory over Nevada, which reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
Tickets for Wednesday's Game 2 at the Super Pit are $15 for adults and $7 for children ages 3-18, and can be purchased online here, by phone at 940-565-2527, or in person at the North Texas Ticket Office at Apogee Stadium's Gate 2 or at the Super Pit on gameday beginning two hours before tipoff.
UNT Faculty and staff can purchase tickets for $10 by calling or visiting the ticket office.
Admission for UNT students is free with a valid UNT student ID. However, there is a limited number of free tickets for students. When that supply is exhausted, students with valid ID can purchase tickets for $5.
Premium tickets for floor and loge-box seats are $40 each. Premium season ticket members must contact Mike Smith of the Mean Green Scholarship Fund at 940-565-3528 or via email at Michael.Smith@unt.edu to order tickets.
Player pass/will call will be located at Gate C at the Super Pit.
All games in the best-of-three CBI championship series will be broadcast live on ESPNU and the Mean Green Radio Network on KNTU 88.1 FM and KHYI 95.3 FM.