Rice to host UT-A&M men’s basketball game benefiting Rebuild Texas Fund

Rice will host an exhibition game between the University of Texas and Texas A&M University men’s basketball teams at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in Tudor Fieldhouse. The Longhorns and the Aggies are playing to raise money for the Rebuild Texas Fund.

Picture of basketball on a hoop“In the Lone Star State, there is nothing like a good sports rivalry to highlight our Texas pride,” said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who plans to attend the game. “Throughout this recovery process, the athletic community has played a crucial role in providing assistance to victims of Harvey, and this game adds to those efforts. Just as Texans will always come together to support their team, they will always unite to help those in need, and I thank the University of Texas, Texas A&M University and Rice University for putting this event together.”

“Our student-athletes and staff shook off the impact of Hurricane Harvey to provide countless hours of assistance during our city’s recovery, but that work is ongoing,” said Joe Karlgaard, director of Rice Athletics. “We are proud to host this event and provide even more support to those in our community who continue to rebuild their lives. ”

Tickets can be purchased via TicketMaster at www.TicketMaster.com or 800-745-3000. Courtside seats cost $1,000, lower-bowl seating (including mezzanine level) is $150, upper-side seating is $80 and upper-end-zone seating is $50. Proceeds will go directly to the Rebuild Texas Relief Fund.

General public parking around Tudor Fieldhouse will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for $5.

To learn more about Rice University’s other efforts to help with recovery efforts for Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey, click here.


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