Monday, 21 January 2008

AUS Tournament March 7th to 9th: Event Information

For those who have not been, the AUS tournament has an appeal all its own. It is the only tournament with a three-day format in the country that decides the conference champion and automatic participant at the Nationals. The support and passion shown by Atlantic Canada basketball fans is tremendous and the AUS tournament is for many the most important event on the annual basketball calendar, the ACC tournament of the North if you will. Once again this year's tournament will take place at the Halifax Metro Center with the tournament champion advancing to the CIS Nationals in Ottawa the following weekend. The AUS released information on this season's AUS tournament earlier today.

2008 Men's Final 6 Basketball Tickets Now on Sale!

January 21, 2008 (HALIFAX, NS) - Atlantic University Sport is pleased to announce that ticket packages for the 2008 Men's Final 6 Basketball Championship to be held at the Halifax Metro Centre, March 7-9, 2008, are now on sale. This year's event returns to a Friday, Saturday and Sunday format following three years of the tournament being played using a Thursday-to-Saturday schedule. This year also marks the first year in 24 years the CIS Men's Basketball Championship will not be hosted in Halifax. "We are looking forward to another outstanding championship tournament," says Phil Currie, Executive Director of Atlantic University Sport. "Our conference has been extremely competitive this season and each of the top six teams in our conference will no doubt provide the basketball fans of Atlantic Canada with some exciting basketball during the championship weekend." The Atlantic University Sport conference will only receive one guaranteed berth at the Final 8 this year, something organizers are hopeful will generate even more hype than in previous years. "We are certainly anticipating an increase in attendance this year due to the heightened competition for the single guaranteed berth up for grabs and with the National Championship moving to Ottawa," commented Currie. "In addition, by returning to our traditional Friday-to-Sunday schedule, we're making the tournament more accessible to the university basketball fans from outside metro Halifax." Ticket packages for the event are on sale now and can be purchased on-line at or by calling the box office at 902-451-1221. Ticket packages include tickets to all five tournament games and are priced are as follows:

- Floor: $75.00
- Adult: $48.00
- Senior / Student: $30.00
- Youth (u-12): $15.00

The 2008 tournament schedule is as follows:

Friday, March 7th
Quarterfinal #1, 6:00pm
Quarterfinal #2, 8:15pm

Saturday, March 8th
Semifinal #1, 6:00pm
Semifinal #2, 8:15pm

Sunday, March 9th
Championship Game, 2:00pm

For further information, visit or the event website at

John Keefe
Communications Manager
Atlantic University Sport
P: 902 425 4235
F: 902 425 7825

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