MU To Participate In 2008 Chicago Invitational Challenge

June 5, 2008

Chicago - Marquette will be one of eight schools competing in the third annual Chicago Invitational Challenge, scheduled to take place November 28-29 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill. The Thanksgiving weekend tournament will also include Dayton, Auburn, Northern Iowa, Chicago State, Mercer, Texas Southern and Bethune Cookman.

All-session tickets for the two-day, eight-game tournament will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 7. Tournament pass prices are $109 for floor seats, $98 for club level, $87 for lower bowl and $65 for upper bowl.

Marquette season ticket holders can purchase lower bowl seats in designated Marquette sections by logging into their My Marquette Account and clicking "Purchase Marquette Tickets."

Non-season ticket holders can purchase tickets over the phone at 1-888-SEARS-TIX (732-7784) or online at

Each team participating will play on both days of the tournament. Marquette will face Northern Iowa at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28 and will play Dayton on Saturday, Nov. 29.

The University of Northern Iowa Panthers (18-14) will be lead by junior center Jordan Eglseder (8.9 ppg) and junior forward Adam Koch (8.7 ppg).

The Dayton Flyers (23-11) return a talented young squad including All Atlantic-10 rookie selection sophmore forward Chris Wright (10.4 ppg) and junior guard Marcus Johnson (10.1 ppg).

The Auburn Tigers (14-16) return one of the nation's most experienced teams including senior forward Korvotney Barber (13.8 pp), senior guard Rasheem Barrett (13.6 ppg), junior guard DeWayne Reed (8.9 ppg) and team MVP senior guard Quantez Robertson (7.8 ppg).

For more information on tickets to the Chicago Invitational or to learn how to become a season ticket holder, call 414-288-GOMU or email




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