Arch Madness Tickets on Sale Dec. 14
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

 ST. LOUIS -- Tickets for the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament will go on sale Friday, Dec. 14. The event, which takes place at Scottrade Center, will be held Thursday-Sunday, March 7-10, 2013.

   The Scottrade Center box office will begin selling Arch Madness tickets at 10 a.m. CT on Friday. And then, beginning at 1 p.m. CT on Friday, tickets can be purchased with a credit card by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. There is an additional fee per ticket by purchasing via credit card or on-line at

 All-session tickets, good for admittance to all nine games of the event, to the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament start at $115. Single-session tickets do not go on sale until Jan. 21.

 This year will mark the 23rd consecutive year the Conference has conducted its men’s basketball championship at in St. Louis. Only the Big East Conference has had a longer, continuously-running event at the same neutral site than has the Missouri Valley with its Arch Madness, which has built a strong tradition with the men’s basketball championship in St. Louis. The Big East has played its men’s tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York City every year since 1981 (33rd consecutive year in 2013).

2013 Men’s Schedule
Thursday, March 7
 Game 1 - 6 pm
 Game 2 - 8:30 pm
Friday, March 8
 Game 3 - 12 pm
 Game 4 - 2:30 pm
 Game 5 - 6 pm
 Game 6 - 8:30 pm
Saturday, March 9
 Game 7 - 1:30 pm
 Game 8 - 4 pm
Sunday, March 10
 Championship - 1 pm

 All 10 teams -- Bradley, Creighton, Drake, Evansville, Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois and Wichita State -- will compete in the four-day, nine-game event, with the winner receiving the Missouri Valley Conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Last year’s tournament champion was Creighton.