3rd ranked UAH hosting South regional for second straight year

The NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Committee announced the field of 64 teams that will play for the 2012 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship on Sunday night, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville has been selected as the No. 1 seed and host institution for the South Regional Tournament for the second consecutive year.

The eight-team tournament will begin on Saturday, March 10, with the semifinals on Sunday, March 11. The championship game will be held on Tuesday, March 13.

The eight teams include the champions of the conference tournaments of the Gulf South Conference, Sunshine State Conference and Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference as UAH, Florida Southern and Benedict all earned automatic berths for winning their respective conferences.

Tickets for the tournament will go on sale on Tuesday, March 6, at noon and can be purchased by visiting the Spragins Hall box office or by calling (256) 824-6584. Both the box office and telephone sales will be conducted from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets will be available on a per session basis (two sessions Saturday, one session Sunday, and one session Tuesday) with limited reserved tickets available for $10/session, general admission for $8/session, and students $4/session.