HOW THE TICKET PROCESS WORKS
Boise State fans can purchase Dayton tickets for $62, plus fees. More information available at (208) 426-4737. As of Monday afternoon, about 30 tickets had been sold, according to Boise State.
If Boise State defeats La Salle, tickets for a second-round game with No. 4 Kansas State on Friday afternoon in Kansas City will go on sale starting Wednesday night. Season ticket holders will be able to purchase tickets immediately on broncosports.com. Tickets would go on sale to the public at noon Thursday.
BUCKNER LOSES TWO TEETH, MAKES TRIP
While the Boise State basketball team was still under a fog of excitement from earning an NCAA Tournament berth Sunday, senior forward Kenny Buckner was under a fog of another sort.
The Broncos' second-leading rebounder had an infected wisdom tooth, and underwent a double tooth extraction Sunday night. He did not practice Monday, but he expects to play Wednesday, coach Leon Rice said.
LA SALLE WILL PLAY WITHOUT BIG MAN
Steve Zack, a 6-foot-11 sophomore center, will miss the Boise State game because of a sprained left foot, coach John Giannini announced before Monday's practice.
"He is week to week and hopefully we are still playing next week,'' Giannini said.
Zack, who traveled to Dayton, Ohio, has missed the past three games. The Explorers are 1-2 in those games, losing the final two against St. Louis and Butler by a combined 35 points.
In Friday's 69-58 Atlantic 10 quarterfinal loss to Butler, La Salle was outrebounded 41-23. Jerrell Wright, a 6-8 sophomore averaging 10.3 points and 6.9 rebounds, will continue to see extended minutes for the Explorers.
Zack is averaging 6.4 points and 6.4 rebounds.
"He has played a lot, and I feel bad because he has to sit out,'' said senior guard Ramon Galloway, La Salle's leading scorer at 17 points per game. "I wish we had him, and we have to do this for him.''
The Explorers had a late-afternoon practice and then headed to the airport for Dayton, where they will practice Tuesday.
The key for La Salle and other teams such as Boise State that barely got into the tournament is coming off the high of earning a bid and getting down to business. The first 24 hours after learning of their bid has been eventful for the Explorers.
"It's been real crazy. I have received phone calls from people I don't even know,'' guard Tyreek Duren said.
HOW CAN I FIND THE GAME ON TELEVISION?
This year's NCAA Tournament will be broadcast on truTV (13 games), TBS (16), TNT (12) and CBS (26).
First-round games tip off on truTV on Tuesday and Wednesday nights with Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Tracy Wolfson calling the Boise State-La Salle game.
truTV is on Channel 60 (Cable One), 246 (DirecTV) and 204 (Dish).
The Boise State-La Salle game is the second half of a Wednesday doubleheader in Dayton; the first game is LIU Brooklyn-James Madison (4:40 p.m., pregame coverage on truTV starts at 4 p.m.)