Some University of Kentucky students spent the first day of their spring break hoping to be among the lucky few who would get tickets to see the Cats play in the NCAA tournament this week in Louisville.
More than 120 students showed up at Memorial Stadium on Monday to participate in a lottery for a chance to buy about 100 tickets.
University officials pulled 50 tickets from a container. Each winner received a ticket voucher and could designate another student to receive a voucher, provided the other student also was present.
Friends Ashton Lindsey, 19, and Tiffany Smith, 22, were among those to get tickets. They were grinning from ear to ear as they held on to their silver vouchers.
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"We really love UK basketball," Lindsey said. "We were at the SEC Tournament, so that really made us hyped."
The team is on pace to make history, Smith said, so they had to part of it.
Lindsey noted that student tickets are $66, much cheaper than any spring break vacation.
For other UK fans, tickets are available for a range of prices on the NCAA Ticket Exchange at PrimeSport.com.