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					                    THE WIAC MEN’S AND WOMEN’S
           POSTSEASON BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT HANDBOOK
QUALIFICATION

The top six (based on the final regular-season conference standings) men’s and women’s teams will qualify for
participation in the WIAC Postseason Basketball Tournament. The winners of the men’s and women’s tournaments
will be awarded the conference’s automatic bids into the NCAA tournament. In the event the conference postseason
tournament is terminated (regardless of how many games or rounds have been completed), the regular-season
champion (or number one seeded team) shall be designated as the conference's automatic qualifier.

SEEDING

Teams will be seeded 1 through 6 based on the final regular season conference standings. If necessary, the
following tie-breaker criteria will be applied to determine entry into the tournament or to seed teams with identical
records:

1.   Head-to-head competition between tied teams.

2.   Cumulative Won/Loss record vs. teams placed higher in the conference standings.

3.   Record vs. teams in conference standings in descending order (i.e., #1 seed, #2 seed).

     [Note: When comparing tied teams against positions lower in the standings which are also tied, those “lower
     tied positions” shall be considered as a “single position” for purposes of comparison. Example: Team A and
     Team B tied for second would compare against Team X and Team Y tied for sixth as follows: Team A would
     compare its combined record against both X and Y versus Team B’s combined record against both X and Y.]

4.   Team with the best road record in conference games.

5.   Coin toss conducted by the WIAC commissioner.

[Note: If two teams remain tied after a third or other teams are eliminated, the tiebreaker reverts to criteria No. 1.
For example, if four teams are tied with 4-2, 3-3, 3-3, 2-4 head -to-head records, the 4-2 receives highest seed and
the 2-4 team the lowest seed in the grouping. Since two teams remain tied at 3-3, we revert back to criteria #1
(head-to-head) between those two teams and then (if necessary) utilize the remaining criteria in order.]

The bracket will be re-seeded following the first round of play in order to match-up the highest remaining seed vs.
the lowest remaining seed and the #2 remaining seed vs. the #3 remaining seed.

FORMAT

All games will be played at the site of the highest seeded team. In the event that an institution cannot host a game
on a predetermined tournament date, that team will retain its position/seeding in the bracket, and the game will be
transferred to the opposing institution. A game may be moved to a non-campus facility only if prior approval has
been given by the commissioner.

The basic tournament format is as follows:

Tuesday           Men’s or Women’s first-round games @ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday         Men’s or Women’s first-round games @ 7:00 p.m.
Thursday          Men’s or Women’s semi-finals @ 7:00 p.m.
Friday            Men’s or Women’s semi-finals @ 7:00 p.m.
Saturday          Men’s or Women’s championship @ 3:00 p.m.
Sunday            Men’s or Women’s championship @ 2:00 p.m.
The order of play (men’s/women’s) for the various rounds will be the same as what is in place for regular-season
doubleheaders. For example, if the men are playing first for regular-season doubleheaders, the men’s bracket will
be played on Tuesday (first-round), Thursday (semi-finals) and Saturday (championship) while the women’s bracket
will be played on Wednesday (first-round), Friday (semi-finals) and Sunday (championship).

Game times may be adjusted if participating institutions agree and the change is approved by the conference office.

BRACKETS

The brackets for the tournament are illustrated in Appendices A & B.

TOURNAMENT FINANCES

Host Institution Expenses

The athletics director (or designee) from the host institution will be responsible for the management of the game(s)
conducted at his/her institution. The athletics director must make an accounting of all tickets, programs and
merchandise sold, and shall deduct from the gross receipts all reimbursable expenses. (See Appendix C.) Each
institution will receive $300 for game management expenses to cover the following:

Scorer
Timer
Shot-Clock Operator
Announcer
Ticket Sellers/Takers
Ticket Printing
Security
Statistician
Program/Merchandise Sellers

Institutions will receive usual and customary expenses related to set-up/tear-down up to a maximum of $400.

The following are considered to be deductible expenses: applicable taxes and/or box office fees and uniformed
security (if necessary).

Game Officials

The game officials will be assigned, contracted and paid by the conference office according to the following fee
structure:

Play-In/1st Round Games @ $155.00
Semi-Final Games @ $170.00
Championship Game @ $185.00

Visiting Teams Expenses

If after expenses are paid, there is a net profit from the tournament, traveling teams will be reimbursed according to
the conditions listed below. Institutions will be reimbursed for actual expenses within the stipulated limits (with the
exception of meals) as opposed to a per diem. If the total reimbursable expenses are greater than the net profit, then
institutions will be reimbursed on a percentage basis in accordance with the number of miles traveled for all
tournament games.

Transportation
Miles will be calculated and reimbursed in accordance with the mileage rates in Appendix E. Visiting teams will be
reimbursed for transportation in the following manner:
   Travel by state or private vehicle shall be at the usual and customary rate established by the institution up to a
    maximum of three vehicles.

   Travel by charter bus (one bus only) will be paid at the rate commensurate with the institution’s regularly
    contracted transportation agreement and in accordance with the mileage distances reflected in Appendix E.

Meals
 100 miles or less (one way): $8.00 provided for each game day with a maximum of 18 individuals.

   101 miles or more (one way): $12.00 provided for each game day with a maximum of 18 individuals.

   Overnight stay required: $12.00 first day; $8.00 second day with a maximum of 18 individuals each day.

Lodging
 Overnight lodging/expenses are reimbursable only when the travel is in excess of 300 miles one way.

   A charge of $26.00 per person to a maximum of 18.

Awards

All team and individuals awards will be provided by the conference office.

Tournament Deficit

Following the tournament, an accounting will be made of all income and expenses. If the tournament experiences a
net loss, each of the institutions participating in the tournament will be assessed an equal share to cover the loss.
The total number of shares is 18. Therefore, if an institution were represented by both their men’s and women’s
teams, it would be assessed for two shares.

Tournament Revenue

Gross income shall accrue from each game as follows:

Ticket sales -- The total gross receipts of tickets sold minus any applicable sales tax.

Program revenue -- The total gross receipts for all programs sold.

Merchandise sales -- The total gross receipts for all authorized merchandise sold.

Radio/Television – Radio, television and internet broadcast rights are the property of the WIAC. Rights fees are
$50.00 per game for commercial radio and $100 for commercial television or internet broadcasts. The broadcast fee
will be waived for non-commercial or student stations or for these commercial stations airing spots for the
conference's corporate partner program. Any fees collected are to be part of the tournament financial report, but are
not to be factored into an institution’s deductible/reimbursable expenses.

Following the payment of all reimbursable expenses, any remaining proceeds will be deposited with the conference
office.

Financial Reports

All host institutions must use the Host Institution Financial Report Form (See Appendix C) for the purpose of
reporting all income and expenses. A check for any revenue must accompany the financial report form. Institutions
requesting reimbursable travel expenses must use the Traveling Team Report Form (See Appendix D).
All completed reports must be signed by the submitting institution’s athletics director and must be received by the
conference office no later than April 1 following the tournament, or a $25.00 fine will be imposed for each week
thereafter.

Ticket Policies

Ticket Prices
The host institution will be responsible for the printing and distribution of all game tickets.
Minimum ticket prices for each game of the tournament will be is follows:

Single Games: Adults = $7.00/Students (with a valid Student ID) = $3.00/Senior Citizens (62 & over) = $4.00.

Institutions have the discretion to charge more than the established price with all resulting revenue included with the
gross revenue forwarded to the conference office.

Cut-off Ticket Sales
Tickets are to be sold and required for admittance into all tournament games until the beginning of the second half.

Passes
 Regular-season or lifetime conference passes are valid during the tournament. Students are not permitted free
    admission, regardless of the campus policy.

   Each school in the conference will be issued 23 passes (via a pass list) for the admittance of coaches, players
    and other team personnel (see Appendix F). All other institutional representatives will be admitted only upon
    presentation of a ticket or conference pass.

   Cheerleaders and/or pompon team members, plus the mascot, shall be admitted, if in uniform and performing.

   Band members, not to exceed 25 in number, who are in uniform and performing at the tournament will not be
    charged admission.

   Press passes are to be issued at the discretion of the host institution but should be provided only for individuals
    who present valid press credentials, and are subject to limitations of space.

Visiting Team Allotment
A minimum of 250 tickets must be made available to the visiting team. All unsold tickets are to be
returned/reported to the host institution no later than noon on the day of the game. The visiting schools athletics
director is responsible for providing the host institution with a complete accounting of tickets sold and unsold.

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR HOST SITES

Security

The host institution is responsible for providing adequate security in respect to spectator control and in ensuring that
the game officials and opposing players/coaches are shielded during the game from excessive abuse and are escorted
on and off the court without incident. In some instances, reasonable security measures will include having at least
one uniformed security person inside the gymnasium.

Spectator Seating

The tickets allotted to the visiting team should be designated for a specific seating section behind their own team
bench so as to minimize the contact between fans of opposing schools.
Tournament Programs

The conference office will assume responsibility for producing and distributing a generic program that will be used
for all tournament games. A sufficient number of programs will be printed so as to account for the anticipated
number of fans in attendance. Each institution is responsible for providing the conference office with suitable team
pictures and complete rosters by the date stipulated by the conference office. Any revenue generated through
program sales or advertising will be deposited with the conference office. Institutions are to provide complimentary
programs to members of the media. Each participating team will receive five (5) complimentary programs.

Signage

Each host institution is responsible for prominently displaying a conference championship banner as well as any
other banners/signage depicting conference agreements with manufacturers (e.g., ball contracts) and/or corporations
participating in the conference partnership program at each tournament game.

Publicity/Media

The conference office will play a lead role in publicizing the postseason tournament on a Statewide and regional
basis. Nonetheless, each institution (home or away) is responsible for ensuring that game(s) played in each of the
tournament’s three (3) rounds is adequately publicized on its campus and within the surrounding community.

Merchandise

The conference office retains the right to produce and distribute merchandise (e.g., t-shirts) to be sold at each
tournament game. All profits from the sale of authorized tournament merchandise will be deposited with the
conference office. Other merchandise may be sold only if prior approval is obtained from the conference office.

Concession Sales

Host institutions are strongly encouraged to arrange for concessions (e.g., pop, candy, hot dogs) to be sold at
tournament games. Unless otherwise stipulated, all profits from concession sales will remain with the host
institution.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

Tournament Committee

The postseason tournament shall have a tournament committee to supervise the overall conduct of the tournament
and to rule on matters that arise during the course of the championships. The committee shall be comprised of the
WIAC Commissioner, the athletics directors’ liaisons to the men’s and women’s basketball sport committees, and
the sport chairs for men’s and women’s basketball.

Uniform Colors/Team Benches

Throughout the tournament, the highest-seeded team will be considered the home team and will wear light uniforms,
regardless of the game site. The team designated as the home team will have its choice of bench area.

Practices

Practices, shootarounds or walkthroughs are permitted prior to tournament games in accordance with the same
policies that apply during the regular season.
Pep Bands

Pep bands representing both the home and visiting institutions are strongly encouraged. The visiting school’s
athletics director must contact the host site’s athletics director at least one day prior to the game so seating can be
arranged. Pep bands cannot be positioned behind or near an opposing team’s bench.

Awards

The conference/tournament championship trophies will be presented by the commissioner (or his/her designee)
immediately following the conclusion of the championship game(s). The winning teams will be permitted to cut
down the nets.
                                           # # # # #                                               Rev. 7/10
                                                                                          APPENDIX A

            2011 WIAC POST SEASON BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
                                            Men’s Bracket


    1st Round
    Tuesday,
   February 22
                                      Semifinals
                                 Thursday, February 24
                                                                 Championship
                                                             Saturday, February 26
                       #1 Seed


                                       7:00 PM

#4 Seed

          7:00 PM      Lowest Remaining Seed

#5 Seed

                                                                   3:00 PM
                                                                                          NCAA
#6 Seed                                                                              Automatic Qualifier

      7:00 PM          Highest Remaining Seed

#3 Seed
                                       7:00 PM



                       #2 Seed




--All games will be played at the site of the higher seed.
--All game times are subject to change.
                                                                                   APPENDIX B

           2011 WIAC POST SEASON BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
                                        Women’s Bracket


    1st Round
   Wednesday,
   February 23
                                     Semifinals
                                 Friday, February 25
                                                               Championship
                                                             Sunday, February 27
                       #1 Seed



                                      7:00 PM
#4 Seed

          7:00 PM      Lowest Remaining Seed

#5 Seed


                                                                  2:00 PM           NCAA
                                                                                   Automatic
#6 Seed                                                                            Qualifier

          7:00 PM      Highest Remaining Seed

#3 Seed

                                      7:00 PM


                       #2 Seed




--All games will be played at the site of the higher seed.
--All game times are subject to change.
                                                                                                    APPENDIX C

                        WISCONSIN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
                             POSTSEASON BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

                                     HOST INSTITUTION FINANCIAL REPORT

Game Site:                                    Opponent:                                    Date:

       Men              Women
       1st Round                    Semi-Final Round             Final Round             Double-header


REVENUE                                                                                  TOTAL

Ticket Sales               _____Adults @ $7.00                                              $
(minimum pricing)          _____Senior Citizens @ $4.00                                     $

                           _____Students @ $3.00 Single                                     $

(alternative pricing)      _____Adults @ $_____                                             $

                           _____Senior Citizens @ $_____                                    $

                           _____Students @ _____                                            $

Merchandise Sales          _____T-shirts @ $______                                          $

                           _____Other Items ______                                          $

Program Sales              _____Programs @ $ ________                                       $

Radio/Television Fees      _____Commercial Radio Stations @ $50.00                          $

                           _____Commercial Television Stations @ $100.00                    $

Total Gross Revenue (tickets, merchandise, programs, radio/TV)                              $


ALLOWABLE EXPENSES                                                                       TOTAL

Allowable Game Management Expenses (maximum of $300.00)                                     $

Usual/Customary Expenses to Set-Up/Tear-Down Facility (maximum of $400.00)                  $

Applicable Sales Tax                                                                        $

Box Office Fees                                                                             $

“Uniformed Security” (if necessary)                                                         $

Total Allowable Expenses                                                                    $


Net Revenue or (Deficit) (Gross revenue minus allowable expenses)                           $



Amount Due to Conference Office                                                             $


Submitted by _______________________________________________                   _________________________
                         Athletics Director                                       Date
                                                                                                      APPENDIX D


                      WISCONSIN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
                           POSTSEASON BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

                                    TRAVELING TEAM FINANCIAL REPORT


Game Site:                                                                  Date:

     Men              Women                         1st Round           Semi-Final Round             Final Round


Transportation


        State vehicles x                  round-trip miles x    $           per mile =

        Private vehicles x                round-trip miles x    $           per mile =


Note: Reimbursement will be limited to three (3) total vehicles in accordance with the institution’s usual and
customary rates and based on the mileage reflected in Appendix E.

OR

One charter bus at the rate commensurate with the institution’s regularly contracted transportation
agreement =               (A copy of the charter bus company invoice with a cost per mile breakdown must be attached.)


Meals

100 miles or less (one way):                  individuals (max. 18) x $8.00 =

OR

101 miles or more (one way):                  individuals (max. 18) x $12.00 =

OR

Required overnight stay:                 individuals (max. 18) x $20.00 =           (more than 300 miles one way)

Lodging

Required overnight stay:          individuals (max. 18) x $26.00 =
(more than 300 miles one way) (A copy of the lodging INVOICE must be attached).




Total Reimbursable Travel Expenses =                $



Submitted by:
                               Athletics Director                                    Date
                                                                      APPENDICE E


                      MILEAGE BETWEEN WIAC INSTITUTIONS
Eau Claire To:                La Crosse To:         Oshkosh To:
La Crosse                87   Eau Claire       87   Eau Claire      177
Oshkosh                 177   Oshkosh         149   La Crosse       149
Platteville             199   Platteville     102   Platteville     144
River Falls              70   River Falls     125   River Falls     242
Stevens Point           110   Stevens Point   119   Stevens Point    73
Stout                    25   Stout           115   Stout           225
Superior                157   Superior        239   Superior        327
Whitewater              214   Whitewater      167   Whitewater      120



                              River Falls           Stevens Point
Platteville To:               To:                   To:
Eau Claire              199   Eau Claire       70   Eau Claire      110
La Crosse               102   La Crosse       125   La Crosse       119
Oshkosh                 144   Oshkosh         242   Oshkosh          73
River Falls             247   Platteville     247   Platteville     169
Stevens Point           169   Stevens Point   179   River Falls     179
Stout                   192   Stout            45   Stout           134
Superior                331   Superior        155   Superior        254
Whitewater              113   Whitewater      284   Whitewater      145



                                                    Whitewater
Stout To:                     Superior To:          To:
Eau Claire               25   Eau Claire      157   Eau Claire      214
La Crosse               115   La Crosse       239   La Crosse       167
Oshkosh                 225   Oshkosh         327   Oshkosh         120
Platteville             192   Platteville     331   Platteville     113
River Falls              45   River Falls     155   River Falls     284
Stevens Point           134   Stevens Point   254   Stevens Point   145
Superior                147   Stout           147   Stout           238
Whitewater              238   Whitewater      368   Superior        368




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                                                                                                              APPENDIX F

                            WISCONSIN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
                          MEN’S AND WOMEN’S POSTSEASON BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

                                             INSTITUTIONAL PASS LIST

UW-                                          at UW-                                            Date

[Note: Each institution is permitted to list a total of 23 individuals (including coaches, players, administrators and other
team personnel) for admittance into each tournament game. All other institutional representatives (excluding performing
band members, and cheerleaders and/or pompon team members in uniform) will be admitted only upon presentation of a
ticket. Please type or print clearly.]

            Name                                                    Capacity (e.g., coach, player, trainer)

      1.

      2.

      3.

      4.

      5.

      6.

      7.

      8.

      9.

    10.

    11.

    12.

    13.

    14.

    15.

    16.

    17.

    18.

    19.

    20.

    21.

    22.

    23.


           Athletics Director
           [Note: This form must be received by the host institution no later than 12 noon the day of the game.]
                                                                                                  APPENDIX G


                     WISCONSIN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
                   MEN’S AND WOMEN’S POSTSEASON BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

                                INVENTORY CONTROL/SALES REPORT FORM



Tournament T-Shirts

  Inventory In (#)                        Inventory Out (#)        Product Sold (#)

           Large                                  Large                    Large

           X-Large                                X-Large                  X-Large

           XX-Large                               XX-Large                 XX-Large

           Total                                  Total                    Total @ $10.00 =    $


 Received from:                                                            Date:

 Transferred to:                                                           Date:


Tournament Programs

  Inventory In (#)                        Inventory Out (#)        Product Sold (#)

           Total                                  Total                    Total @ $2.00 =    $


 Received from:                                                            Date:

 Transferred to:                                                           Date:




                     Athletics Director

Note:
This form(s) must be attached to the Host Institution Financial Report(s) submitted to the Conference Office.

				
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