Men's Basketball To Host Southern on Saturday



Dec. 29, 2000

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NEW ORLEANS, La. - Tulane University will host Southern University in men's basketball action on Saturday evening at 8 p.m. at the New Orleans Arena. The game time has been changed from its original 7 p.m. to accomodate fans of the New Orleans Saints attending the opening round playoff game at the Superdome. Any fan presenting a Saints ticket stub will receive a half-price ticket to Tulane game.

By taking advantage of this special Saints offer, an adult can purchase an end zone ticket to the Green Wave game for just $7, a sideline ticket is priced at $9, and children's tickets will be $4 with this promotion.

"The Saints are doing so well and they are getting great support from the fans," Tulane men's basketball coach Shawn Finney said. "It shows what a great sports town New Orleans is. We hope all the fans will come over to our game and take advantage of the half-price tickets."

The Southern game is Tulane's first "home" game at New Orleans Arena. This Thursday's contest against nationally-ranked Florida is being hosted by the Nokia Sugar Bowl at the Arena. In addition to discounted tickets for Saints fans, the game will be sponsored by WQUE 93.3 FM and WYLD 98.5 FM. All Tulane men's games feature a chance for one lucky fan to leave the Arena with $10,000 if they can sink four shots in the $10,000 Halftime Shootout, sponsored by Bell South, Bell South Mobility and Bell South Yellow Pages.

Tickets for all Tulane basketball contests are available at the Tulane Athletics Ticket Office in the James W. Wilson Center, at the Superdome Box Office, or by calling 504-861-WAVE or 522-5555. Tulane basketball tickets can be purchased on-line at Ticketmaster.com.