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Ticket plans set for 2014 men at Arena

Washington State and the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena have announced plans for ticket sales for the second and third rounds of the 2014 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament.

Those who buy tickets to the 2013 NCAA Division I women’s regional in Spokane on March 30 and April 1 will be placed on a priority waiting list giving them the first opportunity to purchase tickets for the 2014 tournament.

You can still purchase tickets to the women’s regional online at, by phone at (800) 325-7328, at all TicketsWest outlets, or at the Spokane Arena box office, open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All-session tickets for the women’s regional are $45.  Single-session tickets will be sold only if seats remain in March.

Details on ticket prices for the 2014 men’s tournament will be sent to 2013 ticket holders via e-mail.

For more information, visit the website.

Spokane will also be the site for first- and second-round games of the 2013 women’s tournament at Gonzaga’s McCarthey Athletic Center, March 23 and 25.

Baker honored

Montana’s Katie Baker, the former Lake City High School standout, was named the Big Sky Conference women’s basketball co-Player of the Week.

Baker, who shares the award with Sacramento State’s Fantasia Hilliard, had 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting in Montana’s 77-45 win over North Dakota last Thursday. On Saturday, Baker collected her fourth double-double in six league games, scoring 18 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the 56-42 win over Northern Colorado.

It was the second career weekly award for Baker.