Monday, March 05, 2007

CAA title tilt sold out

This just came in from Rob Washburn, assistant commissioner of the CAA:

"Tonight's CAA men's basketball championship game at the Richmond Coliseum between top-seeded VCU and sixth-seeded George Mason is sold out.

"Effective immediately, no ticket vouchers will be redeemed. The game will be telecast nationally by ESPN starting at 7 p.m. It is the first time in league history that the championship game will be played before a sell-out crowd. The CAA thanks all of its fans for their support."

The total attendance for the four-day tournament will exceed 42,000. Even though it might have been nice for the conference to have ODU on television for the title tilt -- to showcase a strong CAA contender for an at-large bid -- Mason may actually bring more national viewers to the broadcast, due to the Patriots’ higher profile from last year’s Final Four run.

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