St. Bonaventure Game Cancelled
March 4, 2003
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Athletic Director Ian McCaw has been informed by the Atlantic 10 Conference that St. Bonaventure has elected not to travel to Amherst for tomorrow nights men's basketball game against the Minutemen.
As a result of St. Bonaventure's decision, UMass has earned the No. 4 seed in next week's Atlantic 10 Tournament, and will host an opening-round game on Monday, March 10, at 7 p.m. in the Mullins Center. Massachusetts will face either George Washington or Duquesne in the contest, with the winner advancing on to Dayton, Ohio, for the Atlantic 10 Championship quarterfinals, Thursday, March 13.
"I'm disappointed by this news, but we are looking forward to hosting an opening round Atlantic 10 Tournament game next Monday night in Amherst," McCaw said.
Fans already holding tickets for Wednesday's game against the Bonnies will be able to use them for admission into Monday's opening-round Atlantic 10 Tournament contest.
Those fans looking to purchase tickets for next Monday's game may do so by contacting the UMass Athletic Ticket Office at 1.866-UMASS.TIX. All tickets are priced at $20.00 each, and may be purchased during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.) through Friday, or during Saturday's game against Saint Joseph's or on Sunday at the Mullins Center Box Office from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
UMass students will be admitted free of charge to next Monday's A-10 Tournament game with their student identification card, just as they are during the regular season. Students wishing to attend Monday's game will be able to pick up tickets in advance on Monday, March 10, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Mullins Center Box Office, or from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Campus Center. Students not picking up tickets in advance may still attend the game by presenting their student identification card at the gate Monday evening.
As a result of today's decision, Wednesday's game will be declared an Atlantic 10 win for Massachusetts and a loss for St. Bonaventure. The victory will be reflected only in the teams' Conference records. UMass, 11-16 overall and 6-9 in the Atlantic 10, hosts Saint Joseph's on Saturday, March 8, at Noon in the Mullins Center.