MSU Thursday practice session open to the public

For those of you going to the NCAA Midwest Basketball Tournament in Dallas, Texas, the Thursday practices are open to the general public. Listed below are the Thursday practice schedules for all teams. I have also included other pertinent information about the tournament.

Noon-12:50 p.m. Illinois-Chicago
1:00 - 1:50 p.m. Hawaii
2:10 - 3:00 p.m. Oklahoma
3:10 - 4:00 p.m. Xavier
5:00 - 5:50 p.m. Mississippi State
6:00 - 6:50 p.m. Texas
7:10 - 8:00 p.m. McNeese State
8:10 - 9:00 p.m. Boston College.

Other Tournament Notes:

On Friday, the American Airlines Center doors open to the public at 10 a.m.

The first game pits #15 Illinois-Chicago against #2 Oklahoma with gametime set to start at 11:30 a.m. The second game between #10 Hawaii and #7 Xavier begins 30 minutes following the conclusion of the first game.

The third game of the day, # 14 McNeese State vs. # 3 Mississippi State, begins at 6:55 p.m. with the final game of the day, # 11 Boston College vs. #6 Texas, to begin 25 minutes following that game.

All Saturday practices are closed to the general public.

On Sunday, the Center's doors open to the general public at 11:45 a.m. The first game of the day begins at 1:15 p.m with the second game to follow 30 minutes later.

All times are Central Time.

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