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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s basketball team will play Siena in the First Round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament Friday in Dayton, Ohio. Tickets are $75  each. A limited number of tickets will be made available for purchase on http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/ through the Ohio State Athletics Ticket Office.

The ticket sale will begin at 10 a.m. Monday for Ohio State students and faculty staff. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis to any student season-ticket holder and faculty or staff member who purchased faculty/staff season tickets for the 2008-09 Ohio State men’s basketball season. Each faculty/staff season ticket holder will be eligible to purchase two tickets. Students will be allotted one ticket or two if married.

NOTE: If the Buckeyes advance to the NCAA Second Round, a Sunday game in Dayton, anyone who purchased First Round tickets will automatically be charged $75 for tickets to the Second Round game.  No exchanges or refunds will be offered.

Follow these simple steps to place your order online:
1. Log on to http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/ and click on TICKETS.
2. Click on MANAGE YOUR OHIO STATE BUCKEYES ACCOUNT.
3. Login using your Account ID and Password.
4. Click on BUY TICKETS at the bottom of the page.
5. Click the link for “2009 Men’s Basketball NCAA 1st Round”
6. Select the number of tickets you would like to purchase and complete the order process.

Orders will be accepted online at http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/ (Click on TICKETS) or in person at the Ohio State Ticket Office, located in the southeast corner of the Jerome Schottenstein Center through 5 p.m. Monday or until the supply of tickets has been exhausted.

Because of the timeframe of the selection announcement and game time, will-call will only be available at University of Dayton Arena.  Tickets must be picked up by the original ticket holder, who will be required to show a valid photo ID to claim the tickets.  For more detailed will-call locations and times, please check http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/.

If you were not a faculty/staff season-ticket holder and would be interested in purchasing tickets please call the OSU Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-GO-BUCKS and ask to be placed on the NCAA Tournament Ticket waiting list.