College of Charleston hosting NIT game tonight (update: few tickets remain)

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Update March 15: The Post and Courier reports that approximately 700 tickets were still available at 3 p.m. for tonight’s National Invitation Tournament game between the College of Charleston and Dayton at Carolina First Arena.

Game time is 7 p.m.

Update March 14: The College of Charleston Cougars will return to Carolina First Arena on Tuesday, March 15th at 7 p.m. to play host to the Dayton Flyers in the first round of the NIT.

This marks the Cougars’ first trip to the NIT since 2003. “It’s a real honor to host an NIT game in our city,” CofC head coach Bobby Cremins said. “Dayton upset Xavier in the quarterfinals of the A-10 Tournament and they are the defending NIT champions. The big thing for us is that we get to host a home game. We have two days to sell tickets and I hope we can draw a great crowd for the Dayton Flyers.”

Tickets for the game are $20 and are all General Admission seating; all non-CofC students are $4 including youth 18 and under. All student tickets must be purchased in person at the Carolina First Box Office. CofC students will be admitted free of charge.

First reporting: The College of Charleston finds out Sunday if they will be hosting the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) game next week.

CofC has already placed its bid to play its first-round game for the NIT at the Carolina First Arena. Charleston has never hosted a postseason game and will learn on Sunday if that will all change, when the NIT makes the announcement on ESPNU at 9 p.m.

NIT's first round will be played March 15th and 16th; the second round occurs March 18th through the 21st, and the quarterfinals will take place on March 22nd and 23rd. The semifinals will occur on March 29th in New York, and the championship game will take place on March 31st.

The Post and Courier has more in-depth information as well as some words from CofC's Athletic Director; check it out here.