NCAA DII Elite Eight tips off at the Ford Center

NCAA DII Elite Eight tips off at the Ford Center
Published: Mar. 24, 2021 at 6:42 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 24, 2021 at 6:43 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Downtown was alive as the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Elite Eight kicked off Wednesday.

Crowds lined up at the Ford Center to watch the first two games games of the tournament on Wednesday afternoon.

Fans from North Carolina to Colorado have ventured to Evansville to watch their favorite schools play.

Before going inside the arena, fans had their temperatures checked.

Family members of players in the tournament say they are excited to be able to watch these final games of the season in person.

“It’s incredible,” said Michael Glen, who traveled from colorado for the tournament “Didn’t think that we were going to be able to make it, but we’re excited to be here. And glad it wasn’t cancelled like last year.”

The final game of the Elite 8 tips off at 8:45 pm as Flagler faces Truman.

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