Tickets on sale Saturday for 2013 A-10 men’s basketball championship

Junior forward Dwayne Smith leaps to secure a rebound early in the second half. Hatchet File Photo

Though the 2011-12 Atlantic 10 men’s basketball season finished just over a month ago, tickets for the 2013 tournament go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m.

The tournament is scheduled for March 14 to 17, 2013 and tickets will be available through TicketMaster.

The upcoming season will be the first time the tournament is held in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., after six years of competition at Atlantic City, N.J. The 2013 championship will also see a change in the tournament’s structure – all 12 qualifying teams will travel to Brooklyn to compete, rather than having the first round of competition take place at campus sites.

The Colonials earned the No. 11 seed for the 2012 tournament, heading to Dayton, Ohio, to face the Flyers in the first round of competition. GW fell to Dayton 67-50, marking the fifth year in a row the Colonials haven’t won a game in the A-10 tournament.

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