"Keeping a 20-game conference schedule men’s and women’s basketball in 2022-23 with the season beginning after December 25, 2022. An 18-game schedule for men’s and women’s basketball was also approved beginning with the 2023-24 season, which allows The Big West to participate in a national non-conference wildcard scheduling initiative currently under discussion. The schedules feature a Thursday-Saturday scheduling model that removes regularly scheduled Tuesday games when Big West teams travel to contests in Hawai’i.
The Big West will also count UC San Diego men’s basketball games in the conference standings regardless of whether the Tritons are eligible to compete in NCAA championships.
“Improvement in women’s and men’s basketball is critically important to the long-term future of The Big West,” Commissioner Butterly remarked. “Ultimately moving to an 18-game schedule allows for an opportunity to compete in the potential “Wild Card Week”, and greater flexibility in scheduling, which improves factors such as NET rating which are so important when it comes to seeding in the NCAA tournament.”
The 2023 Hercules Tires Big West Basketball Championships presented by The Hawaiian Islands will be played on March 7-11, 2023, at The Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, Nev. The 2023 and 2024 events will include 10 men’s and women’s teams.
All-session tickets for 2022-23 will be available through the Athletic Ticket Office at each of the ten participating Big West institutions for $195, a 29 percent decrease from the previous year.
Tickets for individual sessions, each including two games, will be available for sale on February 1, 2023. Individual session pricing is $15 for general admission seating for all women’s games. Reserved seating for all men’s games will be $30. The men’s and women’s championship games will be combined into one session with reserved seating available for $30.
General admission student seating for all women’s sessions will be $10. Reserved student seating for men’s sessions and the championship session will be available for $15. Student ticket purchases must be accompanied by a valid student ID.
Service and handling charges set by The Dollar Loan Center and AXS will be applied at the time of purchase to all individual session and student tickets sold at The Dollar Loan Center Box Office and through The Dollar Loan Center website. These charges do not apply to purchases made through the athletic ticket offices at Big West member institutions."
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