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OJC Press Release ID: 3150

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Otero Men’s Basketball to Host Region IX Tournament


Otero College is excited to announce that the Men’s Basketball team will be hosting the Region IX tournament. After winning their game on Feb. 22, 81 to 72, the Otero team became the regular season Region IX South Champions. The Rattlers completed their regular season 22-6 overall and 9-3 in Region IX South play. The tournament will be held at the McDivitt Center Gym beginning this Thursday, March 3 through Saturday, March 5.

Eight teams will play at Otero in hopes of winning the Region IX Tournament to move on to the national tournament. Quarterfinal games will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the McDivitt Center Gym, followed by games at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and finally 7 p.m. when the Otero Rattlers will play against Eastern Wyoming College. Winners from Thursday’s games will play again on Friday at 5 and 7 p.m. and the championship will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. To see the full bracket, please visit the Otero Men’s Basketball Facebook page or

Prices for entry can be found below. At this time, only cash can be accepted.

    One-Day Pass
  1. Adults - $12

  2. Students and Senior Citizens - $8

  3. Weekend Pass
  4. Adults - $25

  5. Students and Senior Citizens - $15

  6. Otero College Students and Employees – Free with current I.D.
    Children six and under – Free

    Programs - $5
    Concessions will be available.

    “We are excited to be hosting the Men’s Region IX Tournament,” Chris Carrillo, athletic director, said. “Our student-athletes have worked hard this season and we are proud of what they have accomplished so far and hope that they can continue. We hope that our Otero family and community of supporters can make it out this Thursday at 7 p.m. to watch our team take on EWC.”

    For more information contact Chris Carrillo, athletic director at 719-384-6973.

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Otero College is excited to announce that the Men’s Basketball team will be hosting the Region IX tournament March 3-5. They are the Region IX South Champions for the 21-22 season. The Rattlers will play at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3.

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Pictured is the bracket for the Region IX Tournament. Games will begin on Thursday, March 3 and the championship game will be played at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 5.