Want to see the Lady Bears in the Sweet 16? Here's how to get tickets

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Edited News Release) -- Want to see the Missouri State Lady Bears in the NCAA Tournament?

The Lady Bears will play the Stanford Lady Cardinal at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Sweet 16 in the Chicago Regional. The games will happen at WinTrust Arena. Missouri State University is making it easy to buy tickets and travel to the game.

Tickets are still available by calling The Bears Fund at (417) 836-4143. Tickets will be allotted to current season ticket holders with priority points within The Bears Fund first, fans who have priority points but are not current season ticket holders second, and season ticket holders without priority points third.

MSU's fan bus will depart from the shuttle station at Bear Park North on the MSU campus at 9 a.m. Friday. Cost of the trip is $375 and includes bus fare, two-night hotel stay at the Marriott Marquis (2121 South Prairie Ave.), ticket and a pep rally before Saturday's game. Sign up by calling The Bears Fund at (417) 836-4143.

A pregame pep rally will be held at Fatpour Tap Works 2005 W Division St. in Chicago from 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday. Appetizers and drinks are provided, and a cash bar is available.

Missouri State's Traditions Council is sponsoring a trip for students. With a BearPass, students receive transportation to and from Chicago on Saturday, a game ticket, and one meal in en route. Bus departs at 7:45 a.m. Saturday and returns after the game. Sign up in the Office of Student Engagement (PSU 101) or call (417) 836-4386. No cost for the first 50 students, though a $10 refundable deposit is required.

A watch party is set for Saturday at Buffalo Wild Wings (900 E. Battlefield) in Springfield. Tip is scheduled for approximately 5:30 p.m., 30 minutes after the 3 p.m. Notre Dame/Texas A&M game at Wintrust Arena.

A team send off will take place Thursday at JQH Arena. More details to come once a departure time is determined.

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