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70th Annual NEO HS Basketball Tourney

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Miami, Oklahoma – Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 – On Thursday, Jan. 22 at 12 p.m., Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) will tipoff for the 70th Annual NEO High School Basketball Tournament. There are 48 teams from three states participating in this basketball tradition with thousands of fans attending to cheer on their favorite players and teams.

The tournament will be played in four different facilities: NEO College Gym (COL) and the NEO Student Activity Center (SAC), which are both located on the NEO Campus. Other locations include the Miami Activity Center (MAC), which is located on the campus of the Miami High School and the Miami Civic Center (CC) located on A Street.

A complete listing of brackets, times and locations is available at www.neoathletics.com, just click on the tournament logo.

Tickets will be available at any of the locations listed above during the tournament. All tournament passes may be purchased for $20 for adults and/or students. The “all-tournament” pass will allow fans to attend any of the games in any of the locations for all three days of the tournament.

Day passes are also available for $8 per day for adults and $7 per day for students and senior citizens.

The NEO Business Office will have tickets on sale prior to the tournament starting Monday, Jan. 19 at 8 a.m. The NEO Business Office is located in the Library Administration Building, and it's open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

“This is our 70th year hosting the High School Basketball Tournament, and it is such a great tradition at NEO. We are very excited about the games this year, and the tournament will see new teams entering as well as some returning champions. We're looking forward to three days of great basketball,” said Dale Patterson, NEO athletic director.

More than 2,500 players, coaches and fans are estimated to attend the tournament. Many of these visitors will stay in Miami hotels, eat at various restaurants and frequent the shops. This is a golden opportunity to spotlight NEO and the entire community of Miami.

“While we are very proud of our College, we are equally proud of this community, its merchants, and its people. We encourage all of our visitors to visit downtown Miami, explore our unique sightseeing opportunities, shop, eat and enjoy being in Miami and Route 66,” said NEO President Dr. Jeff Hale.

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