Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Digest: Tickets Go on Sale for SEC Tourney at Scottrade

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Digest: Tickets Go on Sale for SEC Tourney at Scottrade

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SEC men's basketball tourney tickets go on sale

All-session tickets for the Southeastern Conference men's basketball tournament, scheduled for March 7-11 at Scottrade Center, go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. The postseason tournament is making its first appearance in St. Louis.

The ticket books are $360 and provide admission to all 13 games and seven sessions. All available tickets are in the mezzanine level. Tickets may be purchased online at ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Scottrade Center box office.

"We are absolutely thrilled to welcome the SEC to St. Louis," said Frank Viverito, president of the St. Louis Sports Commission, which partnered with Scottrade Center to host the event.

There will be two first-round games played on March 7, four second-round games on March 8, four quarterfinal games on March 9, two semifinal games on March 10 and the championship game at noon on Sunday, March 11.

For more information on the 2018 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament, visit SECSports.com. (From news services)

American wins giant slalom * Mikaela Shiffrin won a World Cup giant slalom Tuesday in Courchevel, France. It was her third victory of the season.

The 23-year-old from Vail, Colo., was fastest in the first run and had a big enough margin to beat France's Tessa Worley by .99 seconds in mild and sunny conditions. Italian veteran Manuela Moelgg was third, 1.01 behind Shiffrin.

Shiffrin has won 34 World Cup races, but this was only her fifth in giant slalom.

Worley, eighth after the first run, was fast on the bottom section of the Stade Emile-Allais course. But it was not enough to erase the 1.42 seconds she conceded to Shiffrin in the morning run.

Shiffrin is the defending overall World Cup champion and leads again this season. Her other wins this season were in downhill and slalom. …

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