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Fourth-seeded Badgers draw Belmont in second round of NCAA tournament

ON WISCONSIN <b>Senior Jon Leuer and the Badgers are No. 4 seed for the second-consecutive season.</b>
Senior Jon Leuer and the Badgers are No. 4 seed for the second-consecutive season.

March 13, 2011

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MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin men’s basketball team (23-8) received a No. 4 seed in the Southeast Region and will face 13th-seeded Belmont (30-4) in the second round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament on Thursday in Tucson, Ariz. UW will be making its 13th-consecutive appearance in the Big Dance.

The Badgers will take on Belmont at 6:27 p.m. (CT) and the game will be televised on truTV.

Wisconsin owns a record of 21-15 all-time in the NCAA tournament, including a 12-9 mark under head coach Bo Ryan.

The winner of UW vs. Belmont will meet the winner of the game between No. 5 Kansas State and No. 12 Utah State on Saturday.

The Badgers are a No. 4 seed for the second-straight year and are 2-0 all-time against No. 13 seeds in the NCAA tournament after defeating 13-seeded Tulsa in 2003 and No. 13 Wofford last year.

UW has earned a top-six seed in seven of its 10 NCAA tournament appearances under Ryan, including seeds of No. 4 or higher in three of the last four seasons.

Belmont, located in Nashville, Tenn., enters its fourth NCAA tournament in school history with an automatic bid after winning the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament championship last weekend. The Bruins have made all four of their NCAA tournament appearances since 2006.

Important News Regarding NCAA Men's Basketball Secord/Third Round Tournament Tickets
The Wisconsin Athletic Ticket Office will be accept requests for second/third round tickets beginning Sunday, March 13 at 7 p.m., and ending Monday, March 14 at 1 p.m. online at UWBadgers.com.

For your convenience, requests will also be accepted by phone on Monday, March 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. by calling 1-800-GO-BADGERS.

Requests will only be accepted from Coach's Club level donors (minimum $1,000 donated in 2010) and above.  Donors will be notified via e-mail as to the status of their request on Monday afternoon.  Donors who make requests but do not receive an e-mail notification regarding their request should contact the Athletic Ticket Office.

If tickets remain after the initial offering to donors at the Coach’s Club level and above, tickets will be sold to donors at the Captain’s Club level and season ticket-holders on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 2 p.m., while supplies last.  

General public tickets will be sold beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, ONLY if tickets remain after the initial offerings to donors and season ticket-holders.  

Second round tickets are $81. If Wisconsin advances, third round tickets will also be $81. Patrons will automatically receive third round tickets if and only if Wisconsin wins its second round game.  

Visit www.UWBadgers.com for more information.

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