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Delhi — Tickets are now on sale for the 2009 NJCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship March 12, 13, 14 in the Floyd L. Maines Arena, Clark Field House, on the SUNY Delhi campus.

A total of eight teams from across the country will qualify for the tournament. The format calls for all eight teams to play once daily during the tournament to determine the first through eighth place finishers. Game times are 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m. each day. The tournament will culminate with the national title game set for Saturday, March 14, at 8 p.m.

To add to the championship excitement, SUNY Delhi will invite the best basketball stars from the local area high schools to compete for a $1,000 scholarship. The shoot-out contest, which will be held during halftime of each tournament game, will give area high schools the opportunity to award a Delhi scholarship to a deserving student from the school’s district. The highest scorers will advance to the final shoot-out, which is set for halftime of the national title game on March 14.

To see all the basketball action, tournament passes can be purchased at the SUNY Delhi Athletics Department, the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and Mable’s Insurance in Delhi. Passes may also be reserved by calling 607 746-4675. Passes are $25 for adults and $15 for students with guaranteed admission and reserved seating for all 12 tournament games. Single session tickets, a choice of admission to either two afternoon or two evening games, will be sold daily at the door ($9 for adults and $6 for students) depending on space availability.