Golden Grizzlies NCAA basketball tournament information

Rundown of important information for those going to Pittsburgh and for those following the tournament on campus...

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Golden Grizzlies NCAA basketball tournament information
All the information you need heading into this week's NCAA men's basketball tournament, whether you are going to Pittsburgh or following the action here on campus.

All the information you need heading into this week's NCAA men's basketball tournament, whether you are going to Pittsburgh for the games or following the action here on campus.

For those attending the tournament:

Rooms at the team hotel are still available by calling the hotel:

Marriott Pittsburgh City Center
112 Washington Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 471-4000

Tickets for the game on Thursday at 7:10 p.m. are still available for purchase through Ticketmaster. Look for Session 2

Faculty, staff and students can contact the Office of Student Involvement to inquire about availability for tickets to the game and a ride on the Oakland University chartered bus to Pittsburgh. A ticket to the game is $90 and the bus ride is free.

Contact OSI office beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 19 for a reserved spot.
[email protected]
(248) 370-2400

Wednesday, March 20 at 2 p.m.
There will be an Oakland University practice, open to the public and free of charge from 2:00 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20 at PPG Paints Arena. Note: This arena is a cashless venue. Visit the arena’s plan your event page for more information.

The arena address is:
PPG Paints Arena
1001 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 

Thursday, March 21 at 4:30 p.m.
There will be a team bus send-off gathering at the team hotel to wish the team well as they head to the PPG Paints Arena to take on the University of Kentucky Wildcats.  

Thursday, March 21 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Join other Golden Grizzlies’ fans for a pep rally prior to the game at the team hotel. 
Men's basketball Head Coach Greg Kampe is scheduled to stop by on his way to the arena.
Register to attend the pep rally in Pittsburgh HERE.

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. with reception style food / heavy appetizers
Location: Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, 105-115 Washington Place, Pittsburgh PA 15219
Reception Location: Grand Ballroom
Contact: Susan Dawson, [email protected]

The reception will follow the Team Send off from the same hotel at 4:30 p.m., and the Marriott is within walking distance to the PPG Paints Arena.

Thursday, March 21 at  7:10 p.m.
Oakland University vs. the University of Kentucky basketball game

For those participating on campus

Tonight -Monday, March 18 at 6PM:
Coach Kampe’s Radio show broadcast LIVE from RJ’s Pub in Rochester Hills. The show is also streamed LIVE on the Golden Grizzlies Youtube page, the Audacy app and can be heard on The Bet1270 AM (WXYT-AM).

Radio Show address to join the audience:
RJ’s Pub
288 W Tienken Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306

Thursday, March 21 all day:
Golden Grizzlies Spirit Day -Wear your best Black and Gold Oakland University gear on campus to support the team.

Thursday, March 21  7 p.m.
Join a “Watch Party” for the game.

On campus there will be a Watch Party in the Habitat of the Oakland Center.
Arrive by 7 p.m. as game time tip-off is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.

There will also be an Alumni and friends watch party at the Red Ox Tavern across from campus. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with tip-off at 7:10 p.m. Space is limited! The cost is $10 per person and includes dinner and non-alcoholic drinks. Please register here.

Red Ox Tavern
3773 Walton Blvd,
Auburn Hills, MI 48326 

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