Some Iowa State Cyclone fans are hoping to guarantee their admission to Monday night’s men’s basketball game against Kansas by camping out in line.
Students started setting up tents outside of Hilton Coliseum Sunday. The students in line already have tickets to the game, but because of the way student tickets are sold by ISU – they might not get inside Hilton for the game unless they’re among the first in line.
The university oversells tickets in the student section, because not everyone tends to use their tickets. That can cause issues for big games like Monday night’s, leaving hundreds of students with tickets out of luck.
Student Elizabeth Purdum says she nearly didn’t make the cut for a game earlier this season, “I got here really late so I ended up having to stand, some of the students stand around, this time we talked about it and I was like I want a seat and I want to be close.”
“Just want to make the best atmosphere possible. Team’s off to a good start, like Phillip said we just want to make a hostile environment for Kansas to come into and hopefully knock ‘em off,” says Stewart Hatlan.
Iowa State is ranked 8th in the nation in the latest AP poll. Kansas is ranked 15th.
Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. and the game airs on ESPN.