The NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament pairings were announced on Sunday night and the Gustavus men’s basketball team received a first round bye. The Gusties will host a second round game on Saturday night, March 6. The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point will host Benedictine University (Ill.) on Thursday night and the winner will travel to St. Peter on Saturday.
Gustavus (22-5), which won the MIAC regular season title and Post-Season Tournament, will be making its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and eighth appearance in the past nine years. This is only the second time in 10 tournament appearances that the Gusties have received a first round bye. The first time was in 1992.
Game time for Saturday’s second round game will be 7:00 pm. There will be a pre-sale for tickets. Tickets will be on sale on Thursday and Friday afternoon from noon until 4:30 pm in the athletic office on the second floor of the Lund Center. Tickets will also be available on Thursday evening from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Lund Center Information Desk. On game day, tickets will go on sale when the gates open at 5:30 pm. All tickets are general admission. Ticket costs are $5 for adults, and $3 for students (3 & up) and seniors (62 & up).