PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Commissioner Mike Aresco has announced that, for the eighth consecutive year, all tickets to the BIG EAST Men's Basketball Championship presented by American Eagle Outfitters at Madison Square Garden have been sold in advance. All ticket packages for the 2013 Championship have been purchased by the league's member institutions, negating the need for a public sale at Madison Square Garden.
The 2013 Championship - the 31st at Madison Square Garden - will take place March 12-16. It is the longest-running Division I men's basketball championship at one venue. The total attendance of the tournament surpassed the 3 million mark in 2009.
This year's championship figures to once again be one of the BIG EAST's most compelling tournaments. The BIG EAST has 13 teams ranked in the top 100 of the RPI and has seen eight teams ranked in the national top-25 polls during the season.
With no public sale, fans who wish to repurchase tickets from other fans to the 2012 BIG EAST Championship may visit Vivid Seats, the official secondary ticket partner of the BIG EAST Conference. All purchases are accompanied by Vivid Seats' 100% Buyer Guarantee and full support from the marketplace's dedicated customer support center.
Fans may enjoy all of the BIG EAST's exclusive tournament coverage online at Championship Central.