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MEN'S BASKETBALL: For the second consecutive year the Behnken Field House will be home to Frontier Conference Tournament action. The 2010 tournament will once again be played on the campus site of the higher seeded team and be reseeded following each round.

The Westminster men's basketball team completed the regular season as Frontier Conference champions and earned the right to play all of their tournament games at home. The Griffins are ranked fourth nationally in the latest NAIA coaches' poll and will open the tournament on Tuesday, March 2 against the University of Great Falls. That game will begin at 8 p.m.

With its win tonight the Westminster women's team claimed a second consecutive Frontier Conference championship and will also host all playoff games at home. The 11th-ranked Griffins open on Tuesday, March 2 at 6 p.m. against eight-seeded Great Falls.

The men's semi-final game is scheduled for Friday, March 5 with the women's semi-final on Saturday, March 6. Should both Westminster teams advance past the opening round and then face teams from the same school in the semi-final, those games would be played as a double-header on March 5.

The championship game for the men is slated for Monday, March 8 and the women's title game will be Tuesday, March 9. All single games will begin at 7 p.m. with double-headers starting with the women at 6 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m.

The other opening round games in the men bracket features No. 2 seed Montana Western playing host to No. 7 seed Montana Tech, third-seeded Montana State-Northern will host sixth-seed Lewis-Clark State, and fourth-seeded Rocky Mountain will be at home against No. 5 seed Carroll.

On the women's side, Lewis-Clark State in the No. 2 seed and they will host Montana Western, the seventh seed. Third-seeded Montana Tech welcomes sixth-seeded Rocky Mountain while the four versus five match-up pits Carroll College at Montana State-Northern.

Admission to the first two rounds of the tournament is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. The price of admission for the championship games is $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and children.

Seating in Behnken Field House is general seating and tickets can be purchased night of the event at the west door entrance of field house.