Broncos Face Austin Peay Tonight at Taco Bell in CBI Tournament

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BOISE, Idaho – The Boise State men’s basketball team was selected to play in the 2011 College Basketball Invitational Presented by Zebra Pen Sunday, and will host Austin Peay Tuesday (March 15), at 7 p.m. at Taco Bell Arena.

The Broncos (20-12) and Governors (20-13) are one of eight first-round match-ups in the tournament, and the winner will advance to face either Hofstra or Evansville.
   
“We’re excited about the opportunity to play in the postseason,” Boise State Athletic Director Gene Bleymaier said. “It’s a great reward for our players and coaches. They’ve worked hard, and they’ve earned the right to continue their season. I hope the community comes out and supports the team after a very successful year.”

Tickets are on sale now at www.idahotickets.com, and at all Select-A-Seat outlets. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7.50 for juniors and $5 for Boise State students and their guests.

The Boise State Athletic Ticket Office will be open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, and from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday. All tickets paid for via the web must be picked up at the ticket office.

Season ticket holders need to log into their accounts to purchase their seats from this season. Taco Bell Arena Lifetime members can pick up their tickets beginning Monday at the Athletic Ticket Office.

The CBI is a 16-team, single-elimination tournament, up until the championship series, with all games being played at campus sites of the higher seed. The championship will be decided by a best of three series.

“The way we’ve played recently, we're really excited to continue playing,” Boise State Head Coach Leon Rice said. “Anytime you get to play in the postseason, you’re going to play a quality opponent. It’s nice to play different teams from different regions and different conferences, so this is exciting for us.”

Boise State also played in the CBI in 2009, falling to Stanford (96-76) in the first round.

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