Oct. 4, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Tickets for Notre Dame’s matchup against Kentucky on Wednesday, Dec. 8 in the fourth annual DIRECTV SEC/BIG EAST Invitational at Freedhom Hall in Louisville, Ky., are now on sale.
Fans who wish to attend the Dec. 8 doubleheader at Freedom Hall in which Notre Dame plays Kentucky and Seton Hall takes on Arkansas can purchase tickets online at www.Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or the Kentucky Exposition Center box office at 502-367-5144. Prices are $60, $50, $25 and $15.
ESPN2 will televise Seton Hall vs. Arkansas on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. ET from Freedom Hall, while ESPN will feature Notre Dame vs. Kentucky at 9:30 p.m.
Teams invited to participate in the SEC/BIG EAST Invitational are chosen by ESPN in consultation with the conferences and are based on geographic and competitive criteria.
Five of the eight participating teams reached the postseason in 2009-10, with Kentucky and Tennessee advancing to the NCAA Elite Eight. Pittsburgh and Notre Dame also played in the NCAA Tournament, while Seton Hall played in the NIT.
The BIG EAST holds a 7-5 record in the first three years of the DIRECTV SEC/BIG EAST Invitational. The two conferences have combined to produce four of the last eight NCAA Men’s Basketball Champions (Florida – 2007 and 2006; Connecticut – 2004; Syracuse – 2003) and seven of the last 15 national champions (Connecticut – 1999; Kentucky – 1998 and 1996).