Texas Tech Selected to Play in Inaugural Barclays Invitational|
April 5, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas -- The Texas Tech women's basketball team has been selected to compete in the inaugural 2013 Barclays Center Women's Invitational Nov. 29-30 in Brooklyn, New York.
Tech will compete at the recently opened Brooklyn Nets arena along with Rutgers, Michigan and LSU. The teams will play two games apiece in a bracket-style tournament. The matchups will be decided at a later time and date. They will be played alongside the Barclays Center Classic men's tournament featuring St. John's, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss and Penn State.
"We're looking forward to competing in the inaugural tournament at such a great arena," Texas Tech head coach Kristy Curry said. "This will be a great opportunity to showcase Lady Raider basketball in the Northeast and play some of the best competition in the country."
The four women's programs have a combined 70 NCAA Tournament appearances. Tech, Michigan and LSU all reached the NCAA Tournament last season.
"Some of the premier college basketball teams will be calling Barclays Center home for several years and we are delighted to continue to develop into a significant national collegiate sports venue," Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark said. "There was exciting basketball and a great atmosphere in the inaugural season of BROOKLYN HOOPSTM at Barclays Center. Next year will be even better."
Tickets for the Barclays Center Classic and Barclays Center Women's Invitational are on sale now. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center.