This year marks the eighth time the NCAA Tournament has come to Spokane, so the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena is getting its rhythm down for hosting the major event.

Each tournament host must follow a massive binder of details dictated by the NCAA. Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena General Manager Matt Gibson said the book spells out exactly how the setup should look.

Teams started arriving to town on Tuesday and were set to practice at the arena all afternoon Wednesday and into the evening.  The doors open at 11 a.m. and parking and admission are free and open to the public. 

Here is the team practice schedule:

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 

12:00pm – 12:40pm: Harvard
12:45pm – 1:25pm: Delaware
1:30pm – 2:10pm: Cincinnati
2:15pm – 2:55pm: Michigan State
4:25pm – 5:05pm: Oklahoma
5:10pm – 5:50pm: San Diego State
5:55pm – 6:35pm: North Dakota State
6:40pm – 7:20pm: New Mexico State

Second Session tickets for Thursday, March 20 have been released. Tickets are $75.00 and include the following games:
Session 2 Ticket – Thursday, March 20
4:27pm: North Dakota State vs. Oklahoma
7:00pm: New Mexico State vs. San Diego State