Staying in Carolina

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: February 11, 2011

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference has announced a one-year extension for the City of Winston-Salem to host the annual men’s and women’s basketball tournament through 2012. Mayor Allen Joines of the City of Winston-Salem and MEAC Commissioner Dennis Thomas made the official announcement during a press conference held in the main lobby of the Coliseum. “The MEAC is extremely elated to extend our partnership with the City of Winston-Salem,” said MEAC Commissioner Dennis Thomas. “Special thanks to Mayor Joines and the City Council, Bucky Dames, Jocelyn Johnson, the Steering Committee and others for their efforts in extending this great partnership and providing the support needed to make the MEAC Basketball Tournament a tremendous success.” The City of Winston-Salem has hosted the men’s and women’s Division I basketball tournament in 2009 and 2010.

The 2011 Tournament is scheduled for March 7-12 and will be played at the Joel Coliseum. Ticket books for the 2011 MEAC Basketball Tournament can be purchased at all 13 MEAC university ticket offices, Joel Coliseum Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, the MEAC Office and online at Tickets are also available by calling the MEAC at (757) 951-2055 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. NOTE: For more information about the 2011 MEAC Basketball Tournament including brackets, ancillary events, tickets and travel information, log on to