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XU students line up for free tickets to game against NC State
CINCINNATI (Perry Schaible) -- Dozens of Xavier students are lining up for tickets to tonight's game against North Carolina State.
Monday night, Coach Chris Mack sent a tweet to students telling them the first 100 people in line at the ticket office by 9 a.m. get a free ticket to the game at U.D. Arena.
This could be a tough matchup for Xavier, both are number 12 seeds. Xavier ended the season 21-12, NC State has a 21-13 record.
Fans are confident that they'll move on to the second round in Orlando. "I feel like they're really coming together in the last couple of months. I really feel Chris Mack can get them at least to the sweet 16."
The University of Cincinnati basketball team secured a number five seed in the tournament. They play Harvard Thursday in Spokane, Washington.
A number of other teams in the region including UK, Louisville and Ohio State will also be playing later this week.
You can watch the XU - NC State game Tuesday TruTv at 9 p.m.