Want to share the experience of the nationally televised Selection Show not only with members of the MAAC teams headed to the NCAA Tournaments, but with a few thousand other fans?
You can by attending organized parties for the Siena men's and Marist women's teams.
Siena will hold an NCAA Basketball Selection Show Party on Sunday from 5:30 until 7 p.m. in its on-campus Alumni Recreation Center. The event is open to the general public at no charge. The entire team and coaching staff will attend.
The Times Union Center's public address announcer Scott Noel will host the event, which will feature performances from Siena's spirit groups, special prizes and giveaways and the introduction of the 2008-09 MAAC championship team along with student-athlete and coaching staff interviews.
The telecast of the selection show, aired on CBS from 6-7 p.m., will be shown on a big screen.
In Poughkeepsie, the Marist women's team will hold its NCAA Selection Show gathering on Monday night at the Shadows on the Hudson, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to the public.
The women's tournament field will be revealed on an ESPN broadcast that begins at 7 p.m. on Monday night.
Those wishing to have dinner at Shadows on the Hudson prior to or following the selection show can do so by making reservations by calling 845-486-9500. However, dinner is not required and there is no charge to attend the event.
Shadows on the Hudson is located at 176 Rinaldi Blvd. in Poughkeepsie.