2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship

Round 2 & 3 Games

Round 2: Thursday, March 15

Session 1, Game 1 - 12:40 PM: (truTV)
#8 K-State
#9 Southern Miss
(Final Score: K-State wins, 70-64)

Session 1, Game 2 - 30 mins following Game 1: (truTV)
#1 Syracuse 
#16 UNC Asheville
(Final Score: Syracuse wins, 72-65)

Session 2, Game 1 - 7:20 PM: (TNT)
#7 Gonzaga
#10 West Virginia
(Final Score: Gonzaga wins, 77-54)

Session 2, Game 2 - 30 mins following Game 1: (TNT)
#2 Ohio State 
#15 Loyola (MD)
(Final Score: Ohio State wins, 78-59)

Round 3: Saturday, March 17

Session 3, Game 1 - 12:15 PM:
K-State vs. Syracuse

Session 3, Game 2 - 30 mins after the conclusion of Game 1:
Gonzaga vs. Ohio State

Ticket Information

Primary tickets are sold out, but fans can still purchase official NCAA tickets from PrimeSport, the official ticket and hospitality provider of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. For more information, please go to or call 800.591.9198.


Parking will be available in the CONSOL Energy Center Melody Tent Lot for $16, East Lot for $18 and North Lot for $20 and in the CONSOL Energy Center Parking Garage for $25. Please click here for directions and parking maps.

NCAA Camera Policy

Cameras with a lens 4 inches or less will be allowed.


A wide variety of food and beverage options ranging from traditional concession fare such as hot dogs and pretzels to Caesar salads, Pizza Hut, and Pittsburgh favorites Nakama sushi and Primanti Brothers sandwiches will be available. Please note that alcoholic beverages will not be available for purchase.


Frequently Asked Questions

CONSOL Energy Center gates are scheduled to open 1.5 hours prior to Session 1, Game 1 on Thursday, March 15 & Session 3, Game 1 on Saturday, March 17. Please note that all guests must exit the building in between sessions on Thursday and gates will re-open as soon as possible. This is subject to change the day of the event.

Will Call:
The Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office is located inside the Trib Total Media Lobby on Centre Avenue. The Box Office is open Monday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Please check back early next week for special event hours.

Player/team Will Call for each of the 8 schools is located at the Verizon Gate on Centre Avenue.

Prohibited Items:
Per NCAA guidelines, the following items will not be permitted into CONSOL Energy Center:

  • Beverages of any kind
  • Firearms and explosives of any kind
  • Laser pointers
  • Noisemakers of any kind (megaphones, air horns, electronic instruments, etc.)
  • Promotional items, flyers, memorabilia except those approved in writing by the NCAA prior to the start of the tournament

Signs, flags and banners that can be held by one individual, reflect good sportsmanship and do not block the view of the other ticketed guests may be permitted.

For a list of nearby hotels, please visit the Where to Stay page of our website.

For a list of nearby restaurants, please visit the Pre-Event Dining page of our website.

Please note that there is no exit and re-entry into the building permitted once your tickets have been scanned.

For an A to Z Guide and additional Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.

Event Times

  • Thu, March 15, 2012 12:40 PM
  • Sat, March 17, 2012 12:15 PM
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