Welcome to Tommies Today -- a brief look at St. Thomas varsity sports for Wednesday Feb. 25. It's 10 months until Christmas Day, but Tommie sports fans have been feeling festive of late with a fun and successful sports year playing out.
The Tommie men's basketball team competes at 7:30 tonight at home in the conference playoffs, and UST will have a team in action in each of the next five days.
Tonight's MIAC men's semifinal playoff game between the 13-13 Gusties and 25-0 Tommies will likely sell out before tipoff in the 1,750 available seat-Schoenecker Arena.
The doors open at 5:30 p.m., and tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students. No UST passes are accepted, as everyone must buy a ticket. MIAC passes will be honored as space allows but won't guarantee entrance if the building is full.
If Gustavus wins tonght, the Gusties will stay on the road and play Saturday's championship game at either Bethel or Augsburg. If the Tommies win, they will host Saturday's 7:30 championship.
If UST wins tonight, tickets will go on sale immediately after tonight's game in the Schoenecker Arena. There's a limit of eight tickets per person. Any remaining tickets will be sold on campus starting Thursday. The visiting team will receive an allotment of approximately 300 tickets.
Tonight's game will have a live webcast and live in-game blog on Tommiesports.com. Click here to access the webcast: www.mnsportsnetwork.com
Gustavus will also have a radio brodcast in the New Ulm/Mankato/St. Peter area.
--The Tommie men should remain No. 1 in this week's NCAA West Region rankings which will be announced this afternoon. Check at www.d3hoops.com
--The St. Thomas women's basketball team has won 10 of its last 11 games after Tuesday's 67-64 win over Hamline. See photos and Tuesday's game story.
--Ticket information for the MIAC basketball and hockey playoffs is detailed.
--An updated weekly St. Thomas sports notes will appear later today.
--A site you must bookmark in these busy playoff days in the MIAC conference home page, with scores, standings and news updates from all 13 MIAC institutions:
Don't forget, you can view or purchase UST sports action photos (like the one above) at these outlets:
Mike Ekern/Eli Adams photos at the Tommie Photo Store: http://photostore.stthomas.edu/
Greg Smith action photos: www.gsmithsports.com
David Bank Studios (individual and team posed): www.davidbankstudios.com/fys
Tuesday Feb. 24: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_2-24.html
Monday Feb. 23: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_2-23.html
Friday Feb. 20: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_2-20.html
Thursday Feb. 19: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_2-19.html
Wednesday Feb. 18: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_2-18.html
Tuesday Feb. 17: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_2-17.html
Monday Feb. 16: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_2-16.html
Saturday Feb. 14: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_2-14.html
Friday Feb. 13: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_2-13.html
Thursday Feb. 12: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_2-12.html
Wednesday Feb. 11: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_2-11.html
Tuesday Feb. 10: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday-2-10.html
Monday Feb. 9: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_2-9.html
Saturday Feb. 7: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_2-7.html
Friday Feb. 6: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/2-6_TToday.html
Thursday Feb. 5: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_2-5.html
Wednesday Feb. 4: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_2-4.html
Tuesday Feb. 3: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_2-3.html
Monday Feb. 2: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_2-2.html
Saturday Jan. 31: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/1-31_TToday.html
Friday Jan. 30: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_1-30.html
Thursday Jan. 29: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_1-29.html
Wednesday Jan. 28: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_1-28.html
Tuesday Jan. 27: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_1-27.html
Monday Jan. 26: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/1-26_TToday.html
Saturday Jan. 24: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_1-24.html
Friday Jan. 23: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_1-23.html
Thursday Jan. 22: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_1-22.html
Wednesday Jan. 21: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_1-21.html
Tuesday Jan. 20: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_1-20.html
Monday Jan. 19: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_1-19.html
Sunday Jan. 18: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_1-18.html
Saturday Jan. 17: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TToday_1-17.html
Friday Jan. 16: http://www.tommiesports.com/news/TommiesToday_1-16.html