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Students to pick up tickets for Murray State game

Attendance for the Tech vs. No. 16 Murray State basketball game is expected to be high.

The game on Feb.25 is also Senior Night for athletes, starting 10 minutes before the men’s and women’s games.

“You can pick up your ticket at the ticket office located at the Eblen Center,” said Leveda Birdwell, director of Corporate Sales and Marketing. “We’re open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and have a lunch break from noon to 1 p.m.”

In the first two days, Tech Athletic officials have handed out close to 700 tickets of the 1,200 allotted lower bowl student tickets. Once these are gone, Tech Athletics will begin giving out tickets for the upper bowl.

Each student is limited to one ticket per Tech ID.

Next Tuesday and Thursday, Athletics officials will also be in the RUC during dead hour giving out tickets.

“Students are very important to Tennessee Tech athletics,” Birdwell said. “They bring a really great atmosphere and the student athletes feed off of that really well.

“We want to give the general student population an opportunity to come out and help cheer on the sports teams. They have a lot of liveliness and can get the entire crowd in to the game.”

Gates open at 4:30 p.m., with tipoff for the women’s game starting at 5:30 p.m. The men’s game will follow at about 7:30 p.m.

Students or groups wishing to sit together during the game should arrive at the gates as early as possible.