Watch parties for WMU basketball tourney game

Western Michigan University will play Syracuse University in the NCAA men's basketball tournament at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y. in a second-round game. (March 19, 2014)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) – Many watch parties are planned Thursday for Western Michigan University’s men’s basketball tournament game.

The Mid-American Conference tournament champions will play Syracuse University at 2:45 p.m. at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y. in a second-round game.

Broncos fans can gather and cheer on the team at these locations in West Michigan —

  • Central City Tap House — 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo
  • Centre Street Tap House — 3251 Centre St., Portage
  • Old Burdick’s Downtown — 100 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo
  • Old Burdick’s West — Holiday Inn, 2747 S. 11th St., Kalamazoo
  • Old Burdick’s Wings West — 5076 Sports Dr., Kalamazoo
  • Bernhard Center — South Ballroom, WMU campus
  • University Roadhouse — 1332 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo
  • Waldo’s Tavern — 1408 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo
  • Mangia Pizza and Pasta Co. — 3112 S. 9th St., Kalamazoo
  • Vitale’s Comstock Park — 3868 W. River Dr., Comstock Park

Click here for a listing of many other watch parties being hosted across the country.

Fans are asked to share their photos, Broncos pride, and all the excitement during the game with the entire WMU family by using the #MyWMU on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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