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March 14, 2004

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The University of Virginia will host George Washington University at University Hall on Wednesday (March 17) in the first round of the 2004 National Invitation Tournament (NIT). Game time is 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $ 8 for adults and $ 4 for youth age 18 and under and UVa students. Seating is general admission.

Virginia enters the game with an overall record of 17-12, while George Washington is 18-11 on the season. George Washington is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference.

The invitation is the 11th for UVa to the NIT and marks the third consecutive season Virginia has played in the tournament. The Cavaliers have compiled an overall record of 14-8 in the NIT and won the tournament championship in 1980 and 1992. Virginia defeated Brown 89-73 in the first round of last year’s NIT before losing at St. John’s 73-63 in the second round.

Ticket sales will begin at the Virginia athletics ticket office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium at 9:00 a.m. on Monday (March 15). Tickets can also be ordered by telephone by calling 1-800-542-UVA1 or 434/924-8821.

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