March 15, 2012
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) announced early Thursday that Tennessee's second-round game against Middle Tennessee will tip-off Monday at 7 p.m. ET at Thompson-Boling Arena. The game will be televised on ESPN.
The Volunteers defeated Savannah State 65-51 in first-round action Tuesday night, while Middle Tennessee advanced with an 86-78 home victory over Marshall in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
General admission tickets for Monday's game are on sale now. All seats for the NIT are general admission and tickets cost $10. Parking is free.
All customers are encouraged to purchase online and use the "print at home" delivery method to avoid lines at the Will Call window.
UT students should register for tickets at BigOrangeTix.com (same procedure as during the regular season).
To purchase tickets over the phone, please call 865-656-1200 or 1-800-332-8657. Hours at the Thompson-Boling Arena Ticket Office are 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday (including during UT Spring Break).
All regular basketball game parking lots will be open and available, except for Lot 23D (immediately west of Thompson-Boling Arena) and parking spaces reserved for handicapped/disabled patrons. Parking passes that were issued for the regular-season games will not be valid or in effect for any hosted NIT games.
The Courtside Club at the Ray Mears Room will not be open for NIT games.
Tennessee leads the all-time series with Middle Tennessee 9-1, dating to 1988. The Vols own a 6-0 record against the Blue Raiders in Knoxville.
The winner of the Vols-MTSU game will take on the winner of the Miami-Minnesota game on Wednesday, March 21. The Vols would host the game if they beat MTSU.