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Men’s Basketball Team Advances to Championship Game; Fan Bus Planned

The men’s basketball team defeated St. Cloud State, 76-70, on Thursday, March 25, 2010, and advances to the NCAA Division II championship game on Saturday, March 27, at 1:00 p.m. in Springfield, Mass.

IUP will play Cal Poly Pomona, which defeated Bentley, 71-63, on Thursday night. The championship game will air live on CBS.

This is the first time in school history the men’s basketball team has made it to the NCAA Division II national championship.

IUP and the Student Cooperative Association have arranged for buses to transport fans to the championship game.

The buses will depart the Hadley Union Building parking lot at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26, and arrive in Springfield, Mass., at 7:00 a.m. March 27.

Tickets are $80 for students and senior citizens; $85 for others. The price includes round-trip transportation and a game ticket.

Contact the HUB ticket office at 724-357-1313 for more information. There will be no Internet ticket sales.

Find details on IUP’s semifinal win on the IUP Athletics website: Crimson Hawks Head to National Championship Game After Outlasting St. Cloud State in Dramatic Semifinal.

Find more information about the tournament, media coverage, and fan bus on the IUP website: Basketball Playoffs 2010.

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