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MEDIA COVERAGE PLANS SET FOR FERRIS BASKETBALL TOURNEY GAMES

Bulldog Men's & Women's Teams On The Road For GLIAC Quarterfinals

Ferris State University basketball media coverage plans have been announced for the opening round of the the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament on Tuesday, March 3. Both the Bulldog men's and women's squads will be on the road for the first round of the annual tournament at different sites.

GLIAC The Bulldog men's quarterfinal-round contest at rival Grand Valley State will be carried live from the GVSU Fieldhouse Arena on local radio station WBRN (1460 AM or 107.7 FM). Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. (EST) with Rob Bentley calling the play-by-play action and Sandy Gholston adding color commentary from Allendale, Mich.

Meanwhile, the FSU women's opening-round game at Northwood will be available via the internet on a pay-per-view basis from B2 Networks. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. (EST) start at the Bennett Sports Center in Midland, Mich.

Additionally, live internet statistics will also be offered for both contests. For a complete listing of links, please visit the FSU athletics website at www.ferris.edu/sports and click on the internet event schedule banner. Tickets for both games will be sold at the respective doors prior to game time.

The quarterfinal-round winners in both the men's and women's tournaments will advance to the GLIAC Tournament semifinals and finals set for Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, at the site of the highest remaining seed in each field. The winner of both the men's and women's GLIAC Tournaments receive an automatic bid into the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament slated to be held March 13-16 (women) and March 14-17 (men) at locations yet to be determined.

The Bulldog men are 7-11 all-time in nine previous tournament appearances and advanced to the GLIAC Tournament Championship game in 2005-06 before dropping an 80-58 decision in the title contest (3/3/06) at Grand Valley State. Ferris captured the 1997-98 league tourney title and will be making its fourth appearance in the last five years after missing the field a season ago.

Ferris has posted a 7-10 overall record in 11 previous league women's basketball tournament appearances and will be making its 10th consecutive appearance. FSU advanced to the tournament semifinals a year ago before falling to Ashland (3/7/08) by a 56-45 count at Houghton, Mich.

The Bulldog men's basketball team concluded the regular-season with a 14-13 overall record and is the league's fifth overall seed following a 12-10 league regular-season performance. FSU split two games with Grand Valley State this season as each team won on its home floor.

The women's team enters postseason play with a 12-14 overall mark and is the sixth seed in the women's tournament after a 10-12 conference regular-season record. The Bulldogs lost both of their meetings with the Timberwolves this campaign, including a 79-70 setback only last Thursday (Feb. 26) during the final week of regular-season action at Midland.

Additional media coverage beyond Tuesday's quarterfinal games will be announced later this week, if necessary.

For complete tournament matchups, please visit the GLIAC website at the link below:
www.gliac.org

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