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Ticket distribution for SDSU vs BYU game moved up

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Free student tickets will be handed out at 7:30 a.m. Friday for Saturday's San Diego State University men's basketball showdown with Brigham Young University.

Students hoping for one of the more than 2,500 free tickets have been camping out in line since early Wednesday.

Distribution was originally scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday, but the time was moved up by school officials because of an approaching cold rainstorm.

Camping out for basketball tickets is typical at hoops hotbeds like Duke University, but is a recent phenomenon in San Diego, where the Aztecs have compiled a best-ever record of 27-1 and climbed to No. 6 in the national rankings.

The Aztecs are seeking to avenge their only loss of the season in the game against the No. 7 Cougars.

Excitement for the game also extended to City Hall, where Mayor Jerry Sanders encouraged San Diegans to wear red and black, the school's colors, on Friday, when a downtown rally is scheduled for 10 a.m.

 

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - It was day two of waiting for San Diego State University students who bundled up to line up early to get their hands on the 2,500 general admission student tickets available for Saturday's men's basketball showdown with Brigham Young University.

Students began lining up outside the Viejas Arena ticket office about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, braving chilly overnight temperatures with sleeping bags and makeshift tents. The tickets won't be handed out until Friday at 4 p.m.

Many students were working together in shifts to allow them to attend class and handle other matters before re-claiming their spot in line. Other student groups split themselves up between the ticket office and the Viejas Arena gate, which is scheduled to open at 9:30 a.m. Saturday - 90 minutes ahead of the contest, which will be nationally televised on CBS.

Camping out for basketball tickets is typical at some hoops hotbeds but not San Diego State, where the Aztecs have complied a best-ever record of 27-1 and climbed to a No. 6 national ranking.

City Hall has also gotten caught up in the excitement. Earlier this week, Mayor Jerry Sanders encouraged San Diegans to wear red and black, the school's colors, on Friday, when a downtown rally is scheduled for 10 a.m.

City Councilman Kevin Faulconer, an SDSU alumnus, placed a sign in his office window that reads, "Brigham Down Aztecs!"

The Aztecs are seeking to avenge their only loss of the season in the game against the No. 7 Cougars.

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