Las Vegas Challenge Invades Orleans Arena Today and Tomorrow

Las Vegas Challenge Invades Orleans Arena Today and Tomorrow

Dixie State Athletics will host the second annual Las Vegas Challenge men's and women's Division II basketball tournament today and tomorrow, December 18 and 19 at the Orleans Arena.

The NCAA basketball tournament will include men's and women's teams from Dixie State, Academy of Art, Cal State - Dominguez Hills, along with the men's team from Montana State - Billings and the women's team from Western Oregon.

Match-ups are as follows. Times and teams are subject to change:

December 18:
Men - Academy of Art vs. Montana State - Billings
Men - Dixie State vs. Cal State - Dominguez Hills
Women - Academy of Art vs. Western Oregon
Women - Dixie State vs. Cal State - Dominguez Hills

December 19:
Men - Academy of Art vs. Cal State - Dominguez Hills
Men - Dixie State vs. Montana State - Billings
Women - Academy of Art vs. Cal State - Dominguez Hills
Women - Dixie State vs. Western Oregon

Game times will be 12, 2:30, 5 and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, and 11 a.m., 1:30, 4 and 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 19.

Single-day tickets are $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling 888-234-2334, or by visiting any Boyd Gaming box office location.

About Orleans Arena: Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013, The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation's leading mid-sized arenas, and was recently ranked No. 1 in the United States and No. 5 Internationally among venues of similar size by Venues Today Magazine. As many as 500,000 people per year enjoy a variety of 200 events annually. These include top concerts by artists like Carrie Underwood, Billy Joel, Van Halen and Blake Shelton. The Orleans Arena also hosted the 2013 Academy of Country Music Fan Jam, headlined by Brad Paisley with support from other chart-topping country artists. The venue offers a diverse calendar of events, from family favorites like Disney Live and Shrine Circus to other unique events like motorsports and mixed martial arts. The arena hosts two NCAA tournaments each year in addition to the West Coast Conference and Western Athletic Conference basketball championships. The arena is home to three sports tenants including the Las Vegas Wranglers professional ECHL hockey team, the Legends Football League and the Las Vegas Legends professional indoor soccer team. For more information call 702-365-7469, or visit Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook ( and on Twitter (@orleansarena).

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