Bonnies to Leave for NCAA Tournament Wednesday Morning

March 13, 2012 Updated Mar 13, 2012 at 12:29 PM EDT

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Bonnies to Leave for NCAA Tournament Wednesday Morning

March 13, 2012 Updated Mar 13, 2012 at 12:29 PM EDT

(WKBW release) The campus and Greater Olean communities are invited to a brief sendoff salute to the men's basketball team Wednesday morning as they leave for Nashville and their first-round NCAA Tournament game.
 
The parking lot between Richter and Reilly centers will be closed off, with the team boarding the bus starting at 10 a.m. and departing campus at 10:15 a.m., led by a police and fire escort through the village of Allegany and down West State and North Union streets in Olean as they head north to the Buffalo airport. The bus will drive down Union Road in Allegany to get to the west end of the village and head back east toward Olean down West State.
 
Well-wishers are asked to gather by 10 a.m. at the parking lot, and business owners and community members are encouraged to stand outside and salute the team as they head to Buffalo.
 
The team is expected to arrive at the airport about noon; fans can wish them well in the main concourse before they head to their gate.
 
The women's basketball team will get the same treatment Friday, when they depart for their first-round game in Florida on Sunday. Details will be announced Wednesday when travel plans are finalized.