If Wichita State basketball fans influence home-court advantage in Chesapeake Energy Arena, they will do so from the upper deck.
Tickets for WSU’s Dec. 10 game against Oklahoma in Oklahoma City went on sale Tuesday morning through Ticketmaster. Few, if any, seats in the lower bowl of the 18,203-seat arena were available.
The arena’s lower bowl, which includes suites and floor seats, holds 10,572 people, according to the Oklahoma City All Sports Association. It is a home game for the Sooners and part of the season-ticket package. Add in seats held for members of the All Sports Association and remaining seats for public sale are in the upper bowl, senior director of marketing Jordan Satarawaia of the All Sports Association said in an e-mail.
The 300 level at Chesapeake Energy Arena seats 7,631.
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WSU received 400 lower-bowl tickets, as is customary for road games, for families of players and coaches and boosters.
Fans may find lower-bowl tickets available from resale dealers.
The game is considered part of the All-College Classic, a basketball event sponsored by the All Sports Association since 1957 as a tournament and single games.
WSU’s plan for selling tickets for its annual game at Intrust Bank Arena is similar. Season-ticket holders are given first opportunity to buy seats before a public sale. The Shockers play Oklahoma at the downtown arena in 2017.
Meet the Shockers — Thursday’s Shocker Madness begins at 6:30 p.m. at Koch Arena.
The women’s and men’s basketball teams will be introduced to start the evening, followed by a ring ceremony for the men.
A three-point shooting contest is scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m., followed by a dunk contest. The women’s team will scrimmage at around 8:25 p.m., followed by the men.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
WSU’s Hiebert honored — Shockers setter Emily Hiebert earned Missouri Valley Conference scholar-athlete of the week honors.
Hiebert, a junior from Newton, has a 3.89 grade-point average in physical education. She led the Shockers to a 3-0 week by averaging 12.4 assists and 1.50 kills. On Monday, she received MVC player of the week honors for the first time.
WSU (15-5, 8-1 MVC) plays Missouri State (16-7, 7-2) on Friday at Koch Arena.
Shockers place third — WSU’s men’s golf team ended its fall schedule finishing third in the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate in Las Cruces, N.M.
The Shockers shot a final-round 281 to finish 4-over-par 856, 19 shots behind Grand Canyon.
Yannick Emmert finished fourth with a 5-under 208. Grant Bennett finished in a six-way tie for seventh with a 213. Grand Canyon’s Matt McClung shot an 11-under-par 202 to earn medalist honors.