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UNR picked to host 2009-10 WAC basketball tournaments

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The University of Nevada has been selected to host the 2009 and 2010 Western Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments, the conference announced Tuesday.

The university and the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) will play host to the tournaments at the 11,485-seat Lawlor Events Center, located on the university campus in Reno. The 2009 tournament will be played March 10-14, and the 2010 tournament will run from March 9-13.

“The WAC looks forward to returning its premier men’s and women’s event to Reno and the University of Nevada,” WAC Commissioner Karl Benson said. “The Reno, Sparks and Lake Tahoe area has become a favorite destination for fans from throughout the WAC.”

This will mark the third and fourth times that Nevada will serve as host to the WAC’s basketball tournaments with the event being held in Reno in 2005 and 2006. As a member of the Big West Conference, Nevada also served as the host of the conference tournament five years from 1996-2000.