UConn is heading to the Sweet Sixteen and hundreds of UConn students waited in line today for tickets to the men’s basketball game against Iowa State on Friday night in New York City.
Two hundred tickets were available and the school held a lottery to give the students a chance to buy tickets.
Some who won, and others who hoped there would be leftovers, lined up as early as 3:30 a.m. at the ticket office on campus.
The winning numbers were posted yesterday and students could purchase their game tickets for $150 today between 10 a.m. and noon.
However, some students sold their winning lottery tickets for $100 to $150, so the tickets would cost $250 to $300.
Those who did not win the lottery waited in a separate line in hopes that some people who did win the lottery ticket would decide not to pick up tickets.
The school did not hand out the actual tickets today over concerns about students trying to resell the tickets. Instead, students obtained a voucher to exchange for a ticket immediately before the game on Friday night at Madison Square Garden.
Students will need to show and ID to get the tickets.